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Thermo-Plasmonics for Localized Graphitization and Welding of Polymeric Nanofibers

Institute of Polymer Research, Nanochemistry and Nanoengineering, Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Max-Planck-Strasse 1, 21502 Geesthacht, Germany
Nanochemistry and Nanoengineering, Faculty of Engineering, Institute for Materials Science, University of Kiel, Kaiserstrasse 2, 24143 Kiel, Germany
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Materials 2014, 7(1), 323-332;
Received: 29 November 2013 / Revised: 25 December 2013 / Accepted: 7 January 2014 / Published: 13 January 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Nanocomposites of Polymers and Inorganic Particles 2013)
There is a growing interest in modulating the temperature under the illumination of light. As a heat source, metal nanoparticles (NPs) have played an important role to pave the way for a new branch of plasmonics, i.e., thermo-plasmonics. While thermo-plasmonics have been well established in photo-thermal therapy, it has received comparatively less attention in materials science and chemistry. Here, we demonstrate the first proof of concept experiment of local chemistry and graphitization of metalized polymeric nanofibers through thermo-plasmonic effect. In particular, by tuning the plasmonic absorption of the nanohybrid through a change in the thickness of the deposited silver film on the fibers, the thermo-plasmonic effect can be adjusted in such a way that high enough temperature is generated enabling local welding and graphitization of the polymeric nanofibers. View Full-Text
Keywords: electrospinning; plasmonic heat; graphitization; welding electrospinning; plasmonic heat; graphitization; welding
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Zillohu, A.U.; Alissawi, N.; Abdelaziz, R.; Elbahri, M. Thermo-Plasmonics for Localized Graphitization and Welding of Polymeric Nanofibers. Materials 2014, 7, 323-332.

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Zillohu AU, Alissawi N, Abdelaziz R, Elbahri M. Thermo-Plasmonics for Localized Graphitization and Welding of Polymeric Nanofibers. Materials. 2014; 7(1):323-332.

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Zillohu, Ahnaf U., Nisreen Alissawi, Ramzy Abdelaziz, and Mady Elbahri. 2014. "Thermo-Plasmonics for Localized Graphitization and Welding of Polymeric Nanofibers" Materials 7, no. 1: 323-332.

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