Preparation and properties of polymer microspheres dispersed in a silica gel film

M. Adachi, Y. Suzuki, N. Kashiwagi, T. Isobe, M. Senna

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An inorganic-organic composite thin film comprising finely dispersed polystyrene and a silica matrix was prepared from a complex microemulsion by dip coating. The method enables control of the size of the dispersed phase and the extent of interaction between dispersoid and matrix by varying the composition of the microemulsion. The chemical interaction between silica sol, styrene and acrylamide was examined by infrared and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and scanning electron micrography. Copyright (C) 1999 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)617-623
Number of pages7
JournalColloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Aug 15
EventProceedings of the 1997 7th Iketani Conference - International Symposium on Advanced Technology of Fine Particles - Yokohama, Jpn
Duration: 1997 Oct 121997 Oct 16


  • Acrylamide
  • Inorganic-organic composites
  • Microstructure of composite films
  • Polystyrene microsphere
  • Silica sol

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry


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