Print ISSN: 1681-6900

Online ISSN: 2412-0758

Keywords : Nanomaterial

The Fundamental of Reduced Graphene Oxide with Nanosilver Composite Films Using the Spin Coating Technique

Hamsa A. Alaloosi; Farah T. M. Noori; Abdulhadi K. Jidran

Engineering and Technology Journal, 2022, Volume 40, Issue 8, Pages 120-129
DOI: 10.30684/etj.v40i8.2205

Graphene oxide synthesis by hummers method and reduction by the green chemical method using green tea. Preparation films with reduced graphene oxide (rGO) and Silver Nanoparticles (AgNPs) by a spin coating method. The preparation films and Nanomaterial characteristics with X-Ray diffraction (XRD) GO has a peak at (2θ = 11.22̊ ). While rGO has a wider peak at (2θ = 26.2̊ ). The (rGO +AgNPs) films have five obvious diffraction angles. In Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX), flaky sheet (rGO), and spherical (AgNPs) with Nanosize about ~20 nm, the peaks of EDX indicated the presence of Carbon, silver, and oxygen. The energy gap was calculated from the absorbance spectrum and seemed to decrease with increasing AgNPs.

Vision Improvement Using Titanium Dioxide Nanoparticles-Doped PMMA for Contact Lenses

Lina M. Shaker; Ali H. Al-Hamdani; Ahmed A. Al-Amiery

Engineering and Technology Journal, 2020, Volume 38, Issue 5, Pages 681-689
DOI: 10.30684/etj.v38i5A.327

Polymer-based nanocomposites exhibit various optical virtues such as a high refractive index (RI), the dispersion index (Abbe number (νd)) and visible light transmittance (T %) about 95-99%. Titanium dioxide nanoparticles (TiO2 NPs) is suggested as a good candidate to rise the RI and maintain high transparency when it is integrated with Poly(methyl methacrylate) polymer PMMA because TiO2 NPs have a high RI (2.45 and 2.7 for anatase and rutile phase, respectively). The ocular performance was evaluated by modulation transfer function (MTF) and image simulation. The used criteria show that the best visual performance is obtained when TiO2-PMMA-CL of 0.1 wt/volume of TiO2 NPs is used (P < 0.0001) which reduced the generated spherical and chromatic aberrations inside the eye