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Synthesis of metal-polymer nanocomposite for optical applications

Avasthi, D. K. and Mishra, Y K and Kabiraj, D and Lalla, N P and Pivin, J C (2007) Synthesis of metal-polymer nanocomposite for optical applications. Nanotechnology, 18 (12). 125604 (4pp).

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Thin films of Ag-PET nanocomposite were synthesized by a novel route of atom beam co-sputtering. The nanocomposites were characterized by UV-visible and IR absorption spectroscopy, Rutherford backscattering spectroscopy and transmission electron microscopy. The absorption spectra exhibit features suitable for applications as (i)~absorber extending from the visible region to about 2400~nm in the infrared region and (ii)~bandpass filter at 320~nm, useful for HeCd laser. The transmission electron microscopy observations indicate that the metal fraction is in the form of fractals.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Material Science > Nanofabrication processes and tools
Analytical Science > Beam methods
ID Code:289
Deposited By:Lesley Tobin
Deposited On:27 Nov 2008 15:54
Last Modified:10 Feb 2009 16:00

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