Influence of different types of surfactants on electrodeposition of copper- and carbon-bearing (graphite, carbon nanotubes (CNTs)) composite powder has been experimentally investigated. The size of powder particles decreased, and corrosion resistance increased when surfactants were added. Addition of cationic surfactant CTAB to the electrolyte with simultaneous ultrasonic treatment for CNTs dispersion gives maximum effect.
The influence of the molecular architecture and the composition of block copolymers on their solid-liquid interface behaviour were investigated in detail. For this purpose, the surface modification of hydrophilic titanium dioxide and hydrophobic copper phthalocyanine pigments in aqueous dispersion by a series of amphiphilic block copolymers has been studied.
The process of surface modification of hydrophobic organic pigments (copper phthalocyanine (CuPc) and carbon black) as well as a hydrophilic inorganic pigment (titanium dioxide) in aqueous dispersions by employing tailor-made thermo-responsive copolymers, and the colloidal stability have been studied. The pigment surface modification is achieved by conventional adsorption and by (thermo)precipitation of amphiphilic methyl vinyl ether (MVE) containing polyvinylether block and PMVE graft copolymers with poly(ethylene oxide) side chains exhibiting a lower critical solution temperature (LCST).
The course and the result of the surface modification of titanium dioxide and ferrous oxide pigments in aqueous dispersion by ethylhydroxyethylcellulose (EHEC) without and with mechanical treatment of the dispersion by ultrasonic power was studied by the electrokinetic sonic amplitude (ESA) method. The evaluation of the ESA data showed that the ultrasonic treatment causes a significant thickness increase of the EHEC layer on the pigment which is primarily attributed to the ultrasonically induced activation of the pigment surface.
Liquid phase production technologies of metal matrix micro- and nanostructural composites are considered. A complex using magnetohydrodynamic stirring, ultrasonic treatment of melt during liquid and liquid-solid states and thixocasting advantages are proposed.