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Multi-functional magnetic photoluminescent photocatalytic polystyrene-based micro- and nano-fibers Obtained by electrospinning

  • Schaer, Michel Institute of Materials, School of Engineering, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Crittin, Mireille Institute of Physics of Condensed Matter, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Kasmi, Lamia Institute of Physics of Condensed Matter, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Pierzchala, Katarzyna Institute of Physics of Condensed Matter, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Calderone, Caroline Interdisciplinary Center for Electron Microscopy, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Digigow, Reinaldo G. Adolphe Merkle Institute, University of Fribourg, Switzerland - Department of Chemistry, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
  • Petri-Fink, Alke Adolphe Merkle Institute, University of Fribourg, Switzerland - Department of Chemistry, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
  • Forró, László Institute of Physics of Condensed Matter, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Sienkiewicz, Andrzej Institute of Physics of Condensed Matter, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland
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    25.02.2014
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  • Fibers. - 2014, vol. 2, no. 1, p. 75–91
English This work reports on the implementation of electrospinning (ES) as a facile route to encapsulate nano-engineered materials in a polystyrene (PS) matrix. We applied ES to co-encapsulate two kinds of nanoparticles, i.e., upconversion nanophosphors (UCNPs) and superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (SPIONs), in polystyrene (PS)-based micro- and nano-fibers (PSFs). This approach made it possible to integrate near-infrared (NIR) light-sensitive 500-nm β-NaYF₄:Yb, Er UCNPs with 10-nm γ-Fe₂O₃ SPIONs in PS fibers. During the ES process, PSFs were additionally loaded with a well-established singlet oxygen (¹∆g) photosensitizer, rose bengal (RB). The thus obtained PSFs revealed the promising features of prospective multi-functional magnetic photoluminescent photocatalytic nano-constructs.
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Faculté des sciences et de médecine
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Département de Chimie
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  • English
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Physics
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