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A new antifog coating made of pullulan is described in this work. The antifog properties are discussed in terms of wettability, surface chemistry/morphology, and by quantitative assessment of the optical properties (haze and transparency) before and after fog formation. The work also presents the results of antifog tests simulating the typical storage(More)
In this paper, the preparation and characterization of oxygen barrier pullulan sodium montmorillonite (Na(+)-MMT) nanocomposite coatings are presented for the first time. Full exfoliation of platelets during preparation of the coating water dispersions was mediated by ultrasonic treatment, which turned out to be a pivotal factor in the oxygen barrier(More)
In this work, we present the development of bionanocomposite coatings on poly(ethylene terephthalate) (PET) with outstanding oxygen barrier properties. Pullulan and graphene oxide (GO) were used as main polymer phase and nanobuilding block (NBB), respectively. The oxygen barrier performance was investigated at different filler volume fractions (ϕ) and as a(More)
Hot-wall epitaxy and molecular-beam epitaxy have been employed for growing quaterthiophene thin films on the (010) cleavage face of potassium hydrogen phthalate, and the results are compared in terms of film properties and growth mode. Even if there is no geometrical match between substrate and overlayer lattices, these films are epitaxially oriented. To(More)
Polymer nanocomposites are increasingly important in food packaging sectors. Biopolymer pullulan is promising in manufacturing packaging films or coatings due to its excellent optical clarity, mechanical strength, and high water-solubility as compared to other biopolymers. This work aims to enhance its oxygen barrier properties and overcome its intrinsic(More)
Three alkali metal hydrogen phthalate salts (denoted as XAP, X = K+, Rb+, and Cs+) are chosen as substrates for the growth of quaterthiophene (4T) and hexathiophene (6T) thin films by organic molecular beam epitaxy to study the influence of gradual changes of surface unit cell parameters on the epitaxialgrowth. The increment of substrate lattice parameters(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to quantitatively characterize the micromorphology of contact lens (CL) surfaces using atomic force microscopy (AFM) and multifractal analysis. MATERIALS AND METHODS AFM and multifractal analysis were used to characterize the topography of new and worn siloxane-hydrogel CLs made of Filcon V (I FDA group). CL surface(More)
The possible use of a static magnetic field during organic molecular beam deposition of thin molecular films for inducing some preferential growth is discussed and the magnetic properties of diamagnetic molecules and molecular crystals are recalled. Considering prototypical materials, namely anthracene molecules and potassium phthalate substrates, which(More)
The low surface roughness of disposable contact lenses made of a new siloxane-hydrogel loaded with hyaluronic acid is reported, as studied by atomic force microscopy (AFM). Before the wear, the surface is characterized by out-of-plane and sharp structures, with maximum height of about 10 nm. After a wear of 8 h, evidence of two typical morphologies is(More)
This study presents a new bionanocomposite coating on poly(ethylene terephthalate) (PET) made of pullulan and synthetic mica. Mica nanolayers have a very high aspect ratio (α), at levels much greater than that of conventional exfoliated clay layers (e.g., montmorillonite). A very small amount of mica (0.02 wt %, which is ϕ ≈ 0.00008) in pullulan coatings(More)