FTIR Characterizations of the Gamma-Ray-Irradiated Silica Nanoparticles/γ-APTES Nanocomposite with UV Annealing

  • Po-Yen Hsu
  • Jing-Jenn Lin
  • Bo-Wei Lai
  • You-Lin Wu
  • Cheng-Fu Yang
  • Shou-Sheu Lin
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 234)


We report the effect of UV annealing on post-γ-ray-irradiated spin-coated γ-APTES and γ-APTES + NPs + UV. The structure changes of the membranes were characterized using Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) and atomic force microscopy (AFM). We found that the absorption peaks of the Si-O-Si-related bonds of the FTIR spectrum varied with time after 10 kGy γ-ray irradiation. The absorption peak of the NH3 + bonds of the post-irradiated membranes showed less sensitive to hydrogen ions. The AFM surface morphologies showed great grain reconstructions after γ-ray irradiation for all the membranes. However, following the UV annealing process, both the FTIR spectrum and AFM surface morphologies showed that only the spin-coated γ-APTES + NPs + UV membrane could be restored to the pre-irradiated status. It is believed that the nanocomposite of silica NPs mixed with γ-APTES forms a lot of γ-APTES/SiO2 interfaces which enhance the post-irradiation UV oxidation and hence restore the membrane from degradation.


Spin coated γ-APTES Nanocomposite Irradiation 



This work was financially supported by the National Science Council of Taiwan, ROC, under contract no. NSC 100-2221-E-260-004-MY3.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Po-Yen Hsu
    • 1
  • Jing-Jenn Lin
    • 2
  • Bo-Wei Lai
    • 3
  • You-Lin Wu
    • 3
  • Cheng-Fu Yang
    • 4
  • Shou-Sheu Lin
    • 5
  1. 1.Winbond Electronics CorporationHsinchuTaiwan
  2. 2.Department of Applied Materials and Optoelectronic EngineeringNational Chi Nan UniversityPuli, NantouTaiwan
  3. 3.Department of Electrical EngineeringNational Chi Nan UniversityPuli, NantouTaiwan
  4. 4.Department of Chemical and Materials EngineeringNational University of KaohsiungKaohsiungTaiwan
  5. 5.Computer and Communication EngineeringNational Kaohsiung First University of Science and TechnologyKaohsiungTaiwan

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