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Tunable High Refractive Index Polymer Hybrid and Polymer–Inorganic Nanocomposite Coatings

Ritchie, Angus W.; Cox, Harrison J.; Gonabadi, Hassan I.; Bull, Steve J.; Badyal, Jas Pal S.

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Authors

Angus W. Ritchie

Harrison J. Cox

Hassan I. Gonabadi

Steve J. Bull



Abstract

Atomized spray plasma deposition (ASPD) provides a single-step, low-temperature, and dry approach for the preparation of high refractive index hybrid polymer or polymer–inorganic nanocomposite coatings. Refractive indices as high as 1.936 at 635 nm wavelength have been obtained for ASPD 4-bromostyrene/toluene–TiO2 nanocomposite layers containing low titania loadings. Thin films with any desired refractive index up to 1.936 can be easily deposited onto a variety of substrates by varying the precursor mixture composition. ASPD overcomes disadvantages commonly associated with alternative fabrication methods for depositing high refractive index coatings (elevated temperatures, wet processes, UV curing steps, and much greater inorganic loadings).

Citation

Ritchie, A. W., Cox, H. J., Gonabadi, H. I., Bull, S. J., & Badyal, J. P. S. (2021). Tunable High Refractive Index Polymer Hybrid and Polymer–Inorganic Nanocomposite Coatings. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 13(28), 33477-33484. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsami.1c07372

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jun 29, 2021
Online Publication Date Jul 13, 2021
Publication Date 2021
Deposit Date Aug 23, 2021
Publicly Available Date Aug 23, 2021
Journal ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
Print ISSN 1944-8244
Electronic ISSN 1944-8252
Publisher American Chemical Society
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 13
Issue 28
Pages 33477-33484
DOI https://doi.org/10.1021/acsami.1c07372

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