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ORMOSILS as matrices in inorganic-organic nanocomposites for various optical applications
Author(s): Chia-Yen Li; Justine Y. Tseng; Kazuki Morita; C. L. Lechner; Yi Hu; John D. Mackenzie
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Paper Abstract

Organically modified silicates (Ormosils) have been used as the matrix material in the preparation of several different kinds of nanocomposites for optical applications via the sol-gel method. Polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) and dimethyl-phenylmethylsiloxane copolymer have been used as the organic components to modify SiO2 network in the Ormosils. A broad range of optically active materials such as semiconductors, metals, oxides, organics, and ions have been incorporated into Ormosils. The preparation process for the photo-active material doped Ormosils is described. The dependency of Ormosil properties on processing parameters and the effects of organic modifications on the silica network are investigated. Some examples of using Ormosils derived from tetraethoxysilane and PDMS as matrices to prepare photo- active composite materials are reported. Ormosils proved to be a promising new class of materials for various optical applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 December 1992
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1758, Sol-Gel Optics II, (7 December 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.132033
Show Author Affiliations
Chia-Yen Li, MicroTouch Systems, Inc. (United States)
Justine Y. Tseng, Univ. of California/Los Angeles (United States)
Kazuki Morita, Univ. of California/Los Angeles (United States)
C. L. Lechner, Univ. of California/Los Angeles (United States)
Yi Hu, Univ. of California/Los Angeles (United States)
John D. Mackenzie, Univ. of California/Los Angeles (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1758:
Sol-Gel Optics II
John D. Mackenzie, Editor(s)

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