Chapter 118. Morphology of Toner-Silica Interfaces

  1. Prof. Dr. Norbert Auner4 and
  2. Prof. Dr. Johann Weis5
  1. Sabine Hild1,
  2. Herbert Barthel2,
  3. Mario Heinemann2,
  4. Ute Voelkel2 and
  5. Johan N. Weis3

Published Online: 5 MAY 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9783527619924.ch118

Organosilicon Chemistry V: From Molecules to Materials

Organosilicon Chemistry V: From Molecules to Materials

How to Cite

Hild, S., Barthel, H., Heinemann, M., Voelkel, U. and Weis, J. N. (2003) Morphology of Toner-Silica Interfaces, in Organosilicon Chemistry V: From Molecules to Materials (eds N. Auner and J. Weis), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527619924.ch118

Editor Information

  1. 4

    Department of Inorganic Chemistry, University of Frankfurt, Marie-Curie-Straße 11, 60439 Frankfurt am Main, Germany

  2. 5

    Consortium of Electrochemical Industry GmbH, Zielstattstraße 20, 81379 Munich, Germany

Author Information

  1. 1

    Experimental Physics University of Ulm, D-89069 Ulm, Germany Tel: +49 731 5023016 — Fax: +49 731 5023036

  2. 2

    Wacker-Chemie GmbH, Werk Burghausen D-84480 Burghausen, Germany

  3. 3

    Consortium für elektrochemische Industrie GmbH, Zielstattstr. 20, D-81379 Munchen, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 MAY 2008
  2. Published Print: 26 SEP 2003

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527306701

Online ISBN: 9783527619924



  • toner;
  • silica;
  • SFM;
  • material contrast;
  • adhesive properties


In this study Scanning Force Microscopy (SFM) is used for the investigation of toner particles and toner-silica particle interfaces. The focus is on the simultaneous mapping of topographic features and material properties such as local stiffness and adhesion. Topographic images of toner particles of different toner binder compositions were recorded in addition with phase images of hard and soft domains. A series of toner-silica blends were prepared by using a common powder blender. The toner binder resin was styrene acrylics or polyester, respectively. In the topographic images the toner surface is mapped as a rough surface. The mapping of the elastic signals of the silica free toner surface reveals the arrangement of hard and soft domains. With this technique single silica aggregates have been imaged at the toner surface and are mainly located on topographic rough spots.