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dc.contributor.authorAndala, D.
dc.contributor.authorOchanda, F.
dc.contributor.authorAtkinson, A.
dc.contributor.authorFey, E. O.
dc.contributor.authorJones, W. E. Jr.
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-01T11:42:56Z
dc.date.available2013-10-01T11:42:56Z
dc.date.issued2010-12
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 2010, 10, 1.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://ir-library.ku.ac.ke/handle/123456789/7390
dc.descriptionDOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1166/jnn.2010.3037en_US
dc.description.abstractThis work examines the fabrication and thermal analysis of metal-carbon composite fibers prepared via an electrospinning process. The metal-carbon composite fibers of silver, copper, gold, and nickel were prepared by electrospinning of a composite solution of polyacrylonitrile (PAN) and metal precursor followed by heat treatment in air, nitrogen to 1000 degrees C and in 6% H2, respectively. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM), Transmission electron microscopy (TEM), Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR), Energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS) and Scanning thermal microscopy (SThM) were applied to characterize the metal-carbon fibers. TEM analysis showed a relatively uniform, contact-free distribution of the nanoparticles on the surface of the carbon fibers with size range of 3 nm-10 nm. Thermal analysis data showed an enhancement in the thermal conductivity of the nanomaterials when compared with the model PAN-based carbonized fibers. This was attributed to the incorporation of metal nanoparticles in the fiber matrix and on the surface.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherJournal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnologyen_US
dc.subjectElectrospinningen_US
dc.subjectNanocompositesen_US
dc.subjectPolyacrilonitrileen_US
dc.subjectSthmen_US
dc.titlePAN-based Carbonized Fibers and Metal-carbonized Fiber Nanocomposites for Thermal Transporten_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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