Fabrication of PVDF/Al Nanofibers via electrospinning and depositing CuO by sputtering method

  • Hossein Azimi Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, Islamic Azad University،Science and Research Branch, Yazd, Iran.
  • Mostafa Moshfeghian Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, Islamic Azad University, South Tehran Branch, Tehran, Iran.
  • Mehrdad Mahkam Department of Chemistry, Azarbaijan Shahid Madani University. Tabriz, Iran
  • Mohammadreza Kalaee Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, Islamic Azad University, South Tehran Branch, Tehran, Iran.
  • Saeedeh Mazinani Amirkabir Nanotechnology Research Institute (ANTRI), Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic), Tehran, Iran
Keywords: Electrospinning, Sputtering, Metastable Intermixed Composites (MICs), Nanoenergetic Materials (nEMs), (PVDF/Al/ CuO) nanofiber


The metastable intermixed composites (MICs), as one of typical energetic materials (EMs), can store a large amount of chemical energy that are able to be released violently, which has been the motivation for their use in numerous military and industrial applications, such as propellants, explosives, and pyrotechnics. The MICs are normally composed of a metal fuel (e.g. Al, Mg, or Ti) and an oxidizer (e.g. CuO, Fe2O3, PTFE, or PVDF), where CuO/Al could be the most widely concerned as the combination appears to yield exothermic metallic gas generation. In this study, the electrospinning technique has been employed to fabricate PVDF/Al nanofibers, then CuO Nanoparticles were deposited onto PVDF/Al nanofiber by r.f. (13.56 MHz) sputtering method. Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscope (FE-SEM) analysis of the reaction products revealed that PVDF/Al nanofibers are coated with CuO nanoparticles. The thermal reaction properties of the CuO sputtered PVDF/Al nanofibers were investigated by means of thermal gravimetric analysis (TGA).


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Azimi H, Moshfeghian M, Mahkam M, Kalaee M, Mazinani S. Fabrication of PVDF/Al Nanofibers via electrospinning and depositing CuO by sputtering method. AANBT [Internet]. 20Mar.2023 [cited 4Dec.2023];4(1):8-4. Available from: https://www.dormaj.org/index.php/AANBT/article/view/668