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Surface and interface analysis of poly-hydroxyethylmethacrylate-coated anodic aluminum oxide membranes

Ali, N., Duan, X., Jiang, Z-T, Goh, B.M., Lamb, R., Tadich, A., Poinern, G.E.J., Fawcett, D., Chapman, P. and Singh, P. (2014) Surface and interface analysis of poly-hydroxyethylmethacrylate-coated anodic aluminum oxide membranes. Applied Surface Science, 289 . pp. 560-563.

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Abstract

The surface and interface of poly (2-hydroxyethylmethacrylate) (PHEMA) and anodic aluminium oxide (AAO) membranes were comprehensively investigated using Near Edge X-ray Absorption Fine Structure (NEXAFS) spectroscopy. It was found that 1s →π* (C = O) and 1s →σ* (C–O) transitions were dominant on the surface of both bulk PHEMA polymer and PHEMA-surface coated AAO (AAO-PHEMA) composite. Findings from NEXAFS, Fourier-Transform Infrared (FTIR) and X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS) analyses suggest the possibility of chemical interaction between carbon from the ester group of polymer and AAO membrane.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Engineering and Information Technology
Publisher: Elsevier BV
Copyright: 2013 Elsevier B.V.
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/19637
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