Quantitative analysis of mechanical and electrostatic properties of poly(lactic) acid fibers and poly(lactic) acid-carbon nanotube composites using atomic force microscopy.

@article{Iqbal2015QuantitativeAO,
  title={Quantitative analysis of mechanical and electrostatic properties of poly(lactic) acid fibers and poly(lactic) acid-carbon nanotube composites using atomic force microscopy.},
  author={Qais Iqbal and Peter Bernstein and Yazhe Zhu and Joseph Rahamim and Peggy Cebe and Cristian Staii},
  journal={Nanotechnology},
  year={2015},
  volume={26 10},
  pages={105702}
}
We use atomic force microscopy (AFM) to perform a systematic quantitative characterization of the elastic modulus and dielectric constant of poly(L-lactic acid) electrospun nanofibers (PLLA), as well as composites of PLLA fibers with 1.0 wt% embedded multiwall carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs-PLLA). The elastic moduli are measured in the fiber skin region via AFM… CONTINUE READING