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Transparent polymer/silica hybrid gels
Author(s): Lisa C. Klein; Christopher L. Beaudry; S. Yamazaki; Anna B. Wojcik
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Paper Abstract

Inorganic/organic gels are prepared by hydrolyzing silica-containing alkoxides. Organics are introduced either by functionalizing the silica chemical hybrids) or by dissolving organic polymer in the solvent (physical hybrids). When the organic is a linear polymer, such as poly(vinyl acetate) or poly(ethylene oxide), the interactions between the organic and inorganic components are largely through surface hydroxyl groups. These interactions are responsible for the degree of visible light transmission.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 July 1997
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 10290, Sol-Gel and Polymer Photonic Devices: A Critical Review, 1029004 (29 July 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.279831
Show Author Affiliations
Lisa C. Klein, Rutgers Univ. (United States)
Christopher L. Beaudry, Komatsu Silicon America (United States)
S. Yamazaki, Central Glass Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Anna B. Wojcik, Spec Tran Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10290:
Sol-Gel and Polymer Photonic Devices: A Critical Review
Mark P. Andrews; S. Iraj Najafi, Editor(s)

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