Nanoscale characterization of carbazole-indole copolymers modified carbon fiber surfaces

J Nanosci Nanotechnol. 2005 Oct;5(10):1677-82. doi: 10.1166/jnn.2005.406.

Abstract

Polycarbazole, carbazole and indole containing copolymers were electrochemically coated onto carbon fiber. The resulting polymers and copolymers were characterized by scanning electron microscopy, atomic force microscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, and Raman spectroscopy. Characterization of the thin polymer films were performed on the polymer-coated surface of the carbon fiber. Therefore, the results obtained could elucidate the relationship between the initial feed monomer ratio, the resulting polymer/copolymer film morphology and the surface structure formed. The thickness increase (in diameter) was 0.3 and 0.9 microm, for two different composition of carbazole/indole on the carbon fiber. The carbon fibers coated with copolymer thin films were from 6.5 to 8.2 microm in diameter (from AFM measurement).

MeSH terms

  • Carbazoles / analysis
  • Carbazoles / chemistry*
  • Coated Materials, Biocompatible / analysis
  • Coated Materials, Biocompatible / chemistry*
  • Crystallization / methods*
  • Electric Conductivity
  • Electroplating / methods
  • Indoles / analysis
  • Indoles / chemistry*
  • Materials Testing
  • Membranes, Artificial
  • Nanotechnology / methods*
  • Nanotubes, Carbon / analysis
  • Nanotubes, Carbon / chemistry*
  • Nanotubes, Carbon / ultrastructure*
  • Particle Size
  • Polymers / analysis
  • Polymers / chemistry
  • Surface Properties

Substances

  • Carbazoles
  • Coated Materials, Biocompatible
  • Indoles
  • Membranes, Artificial
  • Nanotubes, Carbon
  • Polymers
  • carbazole
  • indole