Category: Transient Plane Source
Keywords: Analytical Chemistry, BN, BN/Epoxy Composites, boron nitride, Cationic Surfactants, Dodecyltrimethylammonium Bromide, Dodecyltrimethylammonium Bromide (DTAB), DTAB, Epoxy, Epoxy Composites, Hexadecyltrimethylammonium Bromide, Hexadecyltrimethylammonium Bromide (HTAB), HTAB, isoelectric point, Octadecyltrimethyl ammonium Bromide, Octadecyltrimethyl ammonium Bromide (OTAB), OTAB, pH, Surfactant Adsorption, Tetradecyltrimethylammonium Bromide, Tetradecyltrimethylammonium Bromide (TTAB), Thermal Conductivity, TTAB, Zeta Potential
Abstract: Four different cationic surfactants were allowed to adsorb on boron nitride (BN) over the pH range of 5.5 to 8 in separate experiments. The authors talk about the orientation of the surfactant relative to the BN particles. The use of these surfactants has changed the partial ionic surface of BN to a hydrophobic surface, which also led to an increase in thermal conductivity and more favourable mechanical properties.
Reference: Colloids and Surfaces A, 369, 1-3 (2010) 203-210