User:Matthew R Skorski/Notebook/Cellulose Summer 2014/2014/09/10

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Purpose: Create 25 g cast of TiO2 1%

Safety and Procedure: Normal large casting, see 6/18/14, but with 250 mL of acetone instead of 200.


Created a 25 g TiO2 cast

 Mass %	Mass TiO2	Mass ABS
 1.0%	0.2493 g	25.0014 g

Added 250 mL acetone to TiO2. Sonicated from 9:25 am to 9:40 am at 23°C to 27°C. Added ABS and sonicated from 9:40 am at 23°C to 4:20 pm at 43°C. When the solution was put into the pan small ABS specks were noticed. Heated the pan at 80°C from 4:20 pm to 7:00 pm.

This TiO2 is white and not tan like the previous TiO2 from the summer. TiO2 from the summer was < 100 nm large and contained 1% Mn as dopant. TiO2 for this fall is 21 nm large and does not have Mn as a dopant.

Figure 1: TiO2 powder

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Figure 2: ABS specks left on glass after pouring into pan.

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Figure 3: Casting next morning

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