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Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 45, Issue 3, pp 713–718 | Cite as

Preparation and characterization of electrospun poly(2,5-dicyclohexylphenylene-1,4-ethynylene) (C24H30)n/poly(ethylene oxide) (PEO) hybrid nanofibers

  • John A. AjaoEmail author
  • Adurafimihan Abiona
  • Samuel Chigome
  • Jean Bosco Kana Kana
  • Malik Maaza
Article

Abstract

We report the preparation of poly(2,5-dicyclohexylphenylene-1,4-ethynylene) (PDE)/poly(ethylene oxide) (PEO) hybrid nanofibers by electrospinning technique. The hybrid nanofibers were characterized by a host of characterization techniques such as X-ray diffraction, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, atomic force microscopy, optical and scanning electron microscopy. The results showed a successful preparation of PDE/PEO composite nanofibers. The diameter of the hybrid nanofibers ranges between 500 and 1000 nm. The results showed that this kind of hybrid nanofibers could be a possible candidate in color display devices.

Keywords

Atomic Force Microscope Composite Nanofibers Electrospun Fiber Ethynylene Hybrid Fiber 

Notes

Acknowledgements

The work was financially supported by the following organizations; African Laser Centre (ALC), Nanosciences African Network (NANOAFNET) and National Research Foundation (NRF) of South Africa. The Centre for Energy Research and Development, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria, is also appreciated for granting two of the authors (JAA and AA) leave of absence during the preparation of this work.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • John A. Ajao
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Adurafimihan Abiona
    • 1
    • 2
  • Samuel Chigome
    • 2
    • 3
  • Jean Bosco Kana Kana
    • 2
  • Malik Maaza
    • 2
  1. 1.Materials and Electronics Division, Centre for Energy Research and DevelopmentObafemi Awolowo UniversityIle-IfeNigeria
  2. 2.Nanosciences and Nanotechnology Laboratories, Materials Research GroupiThemba LABSSomerset WestSouth Africa
  3. 3.Department of ChemistryRhodes UniversityGrahamstownSouth Africa

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