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Nucl. Phys. At. Energy 2018, volume 19, issue 4, pages 376-382.
Section: Radiation physics.
Received: 31.08.2018; Accepted: 26.12.2018; Published online: 14.02.2019.
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Neutron reflectometry for structural studies in thin films of polymer nanocomposites. Modeling

. L. Karpets1,2,*, . V. Tropin2, L. . Bulavin1,3, J. W. P. Schmelzer4

1 Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Kyiv, Ukraine
2 Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Dubna, Russia
3 Institute for Safety Problems of Nuclear Power Plants, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine
4 Institute of Physics, University of Rostock, Rostock, Germany

*Corresponding author. E-mail address:

Abstract: Experiment on neutron reflectometry is modeled during the study of the structural organization of fullerence nanoparticles in a thin film of a polymer nanocomposite. Several physically based models of structural organization of the nanoparticles in polymer matrix are considered in particular the uniform distribution, dense substrate layer, a layer on the surface of a polymer. The calculations show that it is possible to apply neutron reflectometry for clarifying the structural organization of nanoparticles in the nanocomposites with the mass concentration of fullerenes exceeding 1 %.

Keywords: neutron reflectometry, thin films, polymer nanocomposites, fullerenes.


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