A novel preparation of high-refractive-index and highly transparent polymer nanohybrid composites

Bin Cai, Okihiro Sugihara, Hendry I. Elim, Tadafumi Adschiri, Toshikuni Kaino

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Abstract

In an attempt to fabricate a high-refractive-index (RI) as well as a highly transparent polymer nanohybrid composite, a combination of a polymer matrix, nanoparticles, and nanoparticle-surface coupling agent was tailored systematically. We developed an effective and versatile hybridizing process for further increasing the RI of the nanohybrid composites. By using various indispensable steps, we achieved the highest RI of n (594 nm) ∼ 2 and a highly transparent (transmittance ∼ 93% at 460 nm) polymer nanohybrid composite.

Original languageEnglish
Article number092601
JournalApplied Physics Express
Volume4
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Sep

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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