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Thermo-optic coefficients of hybrid polymer with metal oxide nanoparticles
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Paper Abstract

To control thermo-optic (T-O) coefficient of polymer materials, hybrid polymer system with inorganic nanoparticles was examined. Polymer materials have high T-O coefficient but low refractive index. On the other hand, inorganic materials have low T-O coefficient but high refractive index. Then surface treated inorganic nanoparticles were dispersed into epoxy polymers. By increasing inorganic nanoparticle contents, refractive index of hybrid polymer changed and its T-O coefficient decreased.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 February 2008
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6891, Organic Photonic Materials and Devices X, 68910M (12 February 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.763550
Show Author Affiliations
Yu Kurata, Tohoku Univ. (Japan)
Kyoji Komatsu, Sendai National College of Technology (Japan)
Okihiro Sugihara, Tohoku Univ. (Japan)
Toshikuni Kaino, Tohoku Univ. (Japan)
Nobuyuki Kambe, NanoGram Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6891:
Organic Photonic Materials and Devices X
Robert L. Nelson; Francois Kajzar; Toshikuni Kaino, Editor(s)

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