Optical properties of double-decker-shaped poly (silsesquioxane)

Akira Watanabe, Shohei Tadenuma, Tokuji Miyashita

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The double-decker-shaped silsesquioxane (DDSQ) is a new family of silsesquioxanes consisting of a Si-O-Si case structure and functional organic side chains. The optical properties of a novel organic-inorganic hybrid polymer based on the DDSQ were studied. The double-decker-shaped poly(silsesquioxane) (DDPSQ) showed excellent transparency and thermal stability. The thermo-optic coefficient of the DDPSQ is 3 or 4 times larger than conventional polymers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)157-160
Number of pages4
JournalMaterials Research Society Symposium Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Dec 1
EventNanophase and Nanocomposite Materials V - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: 2007 Nov 262007 Nov 30

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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