Cellulose metal sulfide based nanocomposite thin films

Michael Weißl, David Reishofer, Bruno Alonso, Emmanuel Belamie, Heinz Amenitsch, Armin Zankel, Thomas Rath, Josef Innerlohinger, Harald Plank, Gregor Trimmel, Stefan Spirk

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Here, we present different strategies to realize cellulose based nanocomposite thin films by spin coating, having metal sulfides as active component. Two strategies are described, namely to create an interpenetrated network of metal sulfide nanoparticles in a cellulose based thin film as well as to prepare sandwich type structures where the metal sulfides are deposited in between the cellulose layers. In both cases, metal xanthates are used as precursors which are either added to the spin coating solution or to deposit these onto the cellulose thin films by spin coating. After a heating step, the xanthates decompose, accompanied by the formation of volatile by-products and metal sulfides in or on a cellulose based thin film are formed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationECCM 2018 - 18th European Conference on Composite Materials
Place of PublicationRed Hook, NY
PublisherCurran Associates, Inc
ISBN (Electronic)9781510896932
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2020
Event18th European Conference on Composite Materials: ECCM 2018 - Athens, Greece
Duration: 24 Jun 201828 Jun 2018


Conference18th European Conference on Composite Materials
Abbreviated titleECCM 2018


  • Cellulose
  • CuInS2
  • Layer- by- layer
  • Thin films

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites

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