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C60-doped silicon dioxide sonogels for optical limiting
Author(s): Duncan W. McBranch; Benjamin R. Mattes; Aaron C. Koskelo; Jeanne M. Robinson; Steven P. Love
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Paper Abstract

We report the successful preparation of a solid solution of C60 in a silicon dioxide (SiO2) glass matrix by means of sol-gel chemistry. Raman spectroscopy and x-ray diffraction were used to verify that our synthetic route produced glasses with a homogeneous dispersion of intact fullerenes. The vibrational spectrum of C60 is preserved in the C60/SiO2 gel glass. Raman and X-ray diffraction data confirm that the C60 is microscopically dispersed, and does not form detectable phase-separated, microcrystalline regions. We report preliminary observations of optical limiting in these gels, with intensity and concentration dependence consistent with that observed for C60 in solution.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 November 1994
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2284, Fullerenes and Photonics, (28 November 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.196128
Show Author Affiliations
Duncan W. McBranch, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
Benjamin R. Mattes, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
Aaron C. Koskelo, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
Jeanne M. Robinson, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
Steven P. Love, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2284:
Fullerenes and Photonics
Zakya H. Kafafi, Editor(s)

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