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Dispersion Stability Enhancement of Titania Nanoparticles in Organic Solvent Using a Bead Mill Process

I. Made, Joni and Agus, Purwanto and Ferry, Iskandar and Kikuo, Okuyama (2009) Dispersion Stability Enhancement of Titania Nanoparticles in Organic Solvent Using a Bead Mill Process. INDUSTRIAL & ENGINEERING CHEMISTRY RESEARCH, 48 (15). pp. 6916-6922. ISSN 0888-5885

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A stable dispersion of titania nanoparticles (primary size 15 nm) in an organic solvent of diethylene glycol dimethylether (diglyme) was successfully prepared using a bead milling process. In order to enhance dispersion stability of the solution, surface modification of dispersed titania particles was carried out during the centrifugal bead mill process. Surface modification was utilized with silane coupling agents, (3-acryl-oxypropyl)trimethoxysilane and trimethoxypropylsilane. The effects of surface modification at selected milling times on the morphology, mean particle size distribution, and degree of dispersion stability by means of zeta potential were investigated. The effect of titania concentration (1 wt %, 5 wt %, and 10 wt %) on the optical transmission properties was also examined. Finally, a solution with a high degree of dispersion stability with zeta potential up to 80 mV was obtained. The achievement. of a decrease in average particle size to approximately the primary size of 15 rim and high dispersion stability has improved solution optical transparency at a corresponding concentration of titania particles. Surface-modified nanoparticles sustained their UV filter properties as desired in titania-based composites for optical applications.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Material Science > Nanofabrication processes and tools
Material Science > Nanostructured materials
ID Code:7898
Deposited By:CSMNT
Deposited On:02 Jan 2010 08:28
Last Modified:02 Jan 2010 08:28

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