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Nanocomposites are formed by integrating nanomaterials into organic polymers. Properties shown to undergo substantial improvements, in comparison with the base polymer as well as conventional filler counterparts, include:
We are investigating a wide range of nanocomposites with a variety of nanoparticles, nanotubes and nanofibres for optical, electronic and structural applications.
Uniform dispersion of nanoparticles in organic materials enables modification of the overall refractive index of the nanocomposites in the range between the indices of nanoparticle and organic materials. Such hybrid materials have been attracting much attention as novel refractive index engineering materials for a wide range of optical applications including planar-gradient index lenses, reflectors, opticalwave guides, optical adhesives, anti-reflection films, holographic information storage devices and optical coupling materials. In this project, we investigate the methods to produce highly transparent high-refractive index nanocomposite systems
Transmittance values at 550 nm and refractive index of nanoparticle suspensions in an organic matrix as a function of volume fraction of nanoparticles