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Findings from Technical University Provides New Data about Nanofibers (Transformation of polymer composite nanofibers to diamond fibers and films by...

September 12, 2014



Findings from Technical University Provides New Data about Nanofibers (Transformation of polymer composite nanofibers to diamond fibers and films by microwave plasma-enhanced CVD process)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Science Letter -- Fresh data on Nanofibers are presented in a new report. According to news originating from Prague, Czech Republic, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "In this work, polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) fibers were used as a polymer matrix containing ultra-dispersed diamond (UDD) nanoparticles. Growth of diamond fiber-like structures and films by microwave plasmaenhanced chemical vapor deposition was studied as a function of UDD concentration in the PVA matrix."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from Technical University, "The influence of surface tension (fibers radii) for nucleation/seeding is discussed. Using a high UDD concentration in the polymer matrix lead to the formation of fiber-like structures."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "The composite PVA polymer nanofibers with the highest concentration of UDD nanoparticles resulted in the growth of nearly continuous diamond film at low thickness of 250 nm."

For more information on this research see: Transformation of polymer composite nanofibers to diamond fibers and films by microwave plasma-enhanced CVD process. Applied Surface Science, 2014;312():188-191. Applied Surface Science can be contacted at: Elsevier Science Bv, PO Box 211, 1000 Ae Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Elsevier - www.elsevier.com; Applied Surface Science - www.elsevier.com/wps/product/cws_home/505669)

The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from S. Potocky, Czech Technical Univ, Fac Civil Engn, Prague 16627, Czech Republic. Additional authors for this research include T. Izak, B. Rezek, P. Tesarek and A. Kromka (see also Nanofibers).

Keywords for this news article include: Prague, Czech Republic, Europe, Emerging Technologies, Nanofiber, Nanofibers, Nanoparticle, Nanotechnology

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