Partial Results From Summer

I haven’t posted my summary blog of this past summer until now because I have been communicating with my professor and other members of the research group, as I tried to make sure the results that I am about to publish are ready for public. I know when I posted my first blog, I talked about the topic of my research, which was Interfacial Characterization of Graphene/Polyamide Nanocomposites. It focused on understanding the interaction of graphene oxide (GO) and polyamide (PA) as materials for nanocomposites. I mentioned that the fundamental features of the interface could be very significant for future research on optimal selection of materials, as well as incorporation, for graphene/polymer nanocomposites.

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About Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM)

“Rome wasn’t built in one day.” – AFM took me much longer than a day to learn. (Actually I believe there is not a single microscopy allows a fast pass.) Thanks to my professor, Dr. Schniepp, and his graduate students, Sean and Laura, I am finally able to scan samples independently, as well as process images. But I am still at the stage of building up my experience.

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