This article discusses the nature of the distribution of intact polyaniline-functionalized graphene nanoplatelets (GNPs) in the surface layer of nanomodified films of ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) using a Raman mapping method. On the Raman maps, D, G, and 2D peaks can be observed for the 0.1 wt.% GNPs content in the UHMWPE. In the surface layer of the films containing 1.0 wt.% GNPs, these signals are not detected, thereby indicating the displacement of the nanomodifier into the polymer bulk. In contrast, the polyaniline-functionalized GNPs tend to migrate to the surface of the UHMWPE nanocomposite film and evenly distribute in the surface layer as the concentration increases from 0.1 to 2.0 wt.%.
- Graphene nanoplatelets
- Raman mapping
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Materials Science(all)
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry