Inhibition of Polyimide Photodegradation by Incorporation of Titanate Nanotubes into a Composite

@article{Harito2019InhibitionOP,
  title={Inhibition of Polyimide Photodegradation by Incorporation of Titanate Nanotubes into a Composite},
  author={Christian Harito and Dmitry V. Bavykin and Brian Yuliarto and Hermawan Kresno Dipojono and Frank C. Walsh},
  journal={Journal of Polymers and the Environment},
  year={2019},
  volume={27},
  pages={1505-1515}
}
Abstract The effect of UV light exposure on the properties of hexafluoroisopropylidene-diphthalic anhydride–oxydianiline (6FDA–ODA) polyimide (PI) and polyimide–titanate nanotube (TiNT/PI) composites has been studied using Raman spectroscopy, optical microscopy, nanoidentation and TEM. The degree of polymer photodegradation was estimated by measuring the change in affinity to a positively charged dye (methylene blue, MB). The mechanism of photoassisted transformations in polyimides usually… 
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