Fabrication and Characterization of AgNPs Incorporated PVA/ODA-MMT and PVP/ODA-MMT Nanofiber Structures by Green Electrospinning Nanotechnology as Excellent Conducting and Bioengineering Nanomaterial

Bunyatova U., Rzayev Z., Kocum I. C. , Simsek M., Yuruksoy M. B.

ACTA PHYSICA POLONICA A, vol.129, no.4, pp.431-435, 2016 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 129 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.12693/aphyspola.129.431
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.431-435


This work presents synthesis and characterization of novel nanofiber structures from the pure water solution blends of poly(vinyl alcohol, hydrolyzed 89%) (PVA/octadecylamine-montmorillonite (ODA-MMT, 5 mass%) as a matrix and poly(N-vinylpyrrolidone) (PVP)/ODA-MMT (5 mass%) as a partner preintercalated nanocomposites and their AgNPs incorporated derivatives by green electrospinning nanotechnology. The chemical and physical structures, surface morphologies, and conductivities were investigated by the Fourier transform infrared, X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, conducting analysis methods. The fabricated multifunctional nanofibers predominantly exhibit colloidal-like amorphous structures, which is an important factor to improve tendency to self-assembly and therefore, the conductivities of the nanofiber polyelectrolyte structures. Obtained morphologies of composite nanofibers show cross-section structures with fine diameter distribution with higher contact areas. The nanofiber composites show excellent electrical conductivity at temperature range of 20-45 degrees C. The obtained unique properties of multifunctional nanofiber surfaces with higher contact areas can be used for wide applications in microelectronics, sensor devices, nanolithography (X-ray, E-beam and photoresists), electrochemical (surface functionalized electrods) and bioengineering processing.