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Studying the structure of nanocomposites obtained via the chemical decomposition of metal siloxanes in polymer matrices


The structure of polymer nanocomposites containing CuS clusters is studied by atom force (AFM), scanning (SEM), and transmission (TEM) electron microscopy, and by narrow-angle X-ray scattering (SAXS). The results point to the existence of spherical nanoparticles of 3–50 nm in diameter and larger agglomerates of sizes 1–5 μm in the studied nanocomposites (NCs). The morphology of NCs depends on the conditions of synthesis.

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Original Russian Text © B.G. Zavin, N.V. Cherkun, N.V. Sergienko, A.A. Anisimov, L.V. Filimonova, O.V. Sinitsyna, I.V. Yaminskii, A.G. Filatova, O.A. Belyakova, Ya.V. Zubavichus, I.O. Volkov, E.M. Belavtseva, 2012, published in Izvestiya Rossiiskoi Akademii Nauk. Seriya Fizicheskaya, 2012, Vol. 76, No. 9, pp. 1118–1121.

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Zavin, B.G., Cherkun, N.V., Sergienko, N.V. et al. Studying the structure of nanocomposites obtained via the chemical decomposition of metal siloxanes in polymer matrices. Bull. Russ. Acad. Sci. Phys. 76, 1005–1008 (2012).

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  • Atom Force Microscopy
  • Polymer Nanocomposites
  • Dimethyl Siloxane
  • Copper Sulfide
  • Large Agglomerate