Reduction of orientational birefringence of polymer using nanoparticles

T. Otani, A. Tagaya, Y. Koike

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

2 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Nanoparticles doped PMMA films were prepared without surface treatment agent in order to investigate particle size and concentration dependence of orientation-inhibition effect and photoelastic coefficient reduction. It is suggested that nanoparticles with a diameter of less than about 30 nm exhibit orientation-inhibition effect. Photoelastic coefficient reduction was independent of particle size and proportional to volume fraction. Doping nanoparticles has an insignificant effect on degrading the transparency of polymers if the combination of nanoparticles and polymer matrix is appropriate.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOrganic Photonic Materials and Devices XI
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Jun 29
EventOrganic Photonic Materials and Devices XI - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: 2009 Jan 272009 Jan 29

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume7213
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Other

OtherOrganic Photonic Materials and Devices XI
CountryUnited States
CitySan Jose, CA
Period09/1/2709/1/29

Keywords

  • Birefringence
  • Nanoparticles
  • Orientation function
  • Orientation-inhibition effect
  • Photoelastic coefficient

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Reduction of orientational birefringence of polymer using nanoparticles'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this

    Otani, T., Tagaya, A., & Koike, Y. (2009). Reduction of orientational birefringence of polymer using nanoparticles. In Organic Photonic Materials and Devices XI [721310] (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 7213). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.808128