Effects of Ti3C2Tx MXene Nanofillers on the Rheological and Morphological Characteristics of Electrospun PVDF Nanofibers

Adel Mohammed Al-Dhahebi, Leong Wei Xian Rebecca, Tamrin Nuge, Mohamed Shuaib Mohamed Saheed

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Abstract

Herein, the morphological and rheological properties of MXene/Polyvinylidene fluoride nanofiber composites are studied and evaluated. First, the transition carbides and nitrides (MXenes) are synthesized using the minimally intensive layered method (MILD) followed by subsequent characterizations. Second, the rheological properties of MXene/PVDF solutions were studied as a function of MXene concentration increment from 0 wt.%, to 13 wt.%. Subsequently, MXenes with different concentrations were impregnated into PVDF nanofibers using electrospinning technology to fabricate MXene/PVDF nanofiber composites. The surface morphologies of MXene/PVDF nanofiber composites are analyzed using Field Emission Scan Electron Microscopy (FESEM), and Energy dispersive X-ray (EDX). The findings indicated that increasing MXene nanofillers loadings into the PVDF polymeric matrix not only influenced the rheological properties (density, viscosity, surface tension, and contact angle) but also slight irregularities are observed at higher MXene loadings (9 wt.% and 13 wt.%) such as larger fiber diameters, and rougher surfaces which are attributed to the presence of MXene nanoflakes within the fiber axis.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2023 IEEE International Conference on Sensors and Nanotechnology, SENNANO 2023
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages228-232
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9798350333312
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2023
Event2023 IEEE International Conference on Sensors and Nanotechnology, SENNANO 2023 - Putrajaya, Malaysia
Duration: 26 Sept 202327 Sept 2023

Publication series

Name2023 IEEE International Conference on Sensors and Nanotechnology, SENNANO 2023

Conference

Conference2023 IEEE International Conference on Sensors and Nanotechnology, SENNANO 2023
Country/TerritoryMalaysia
CityPutrajaya
Period26/09/2327/09/23

Keywords

  • Electrospinning
  • Exfoliation Liquid methods
  • MXene nanofibers
  • TiCT
  • Transition metal carbides and nitrides

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Materials Science (miscellaneous)
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Instrumentation

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