Inorganic nanoclusters in organic glasses - novel materials for electro-optical applications

Martin Möller, Holger Künstle, Martin Kunz

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Abstract

Polymer glasses which contain regularly arranged ultrasmall inorganic crystallites or clusters of CdS, CoS, NiS, ZnS have been prepared from functionalized diblock copolymers. Size and surface structure dependent variation of the ionization or redox potential respectively the band gap energy of the semiconductor particles in the polymeric glasses can be exploited to control photochemical processes and optical properties. The combination of anorganic and organic compounds provides a simple route to highly ordered, stable and processable materials with a wide range of properties. Regular arrangement of the clusters in a defined supermolecular lattice might be used for tayloring electromagnetic interactions and might provide new materials for infrared and microwave applications.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1159-1172
Number of pages13
JournalSynthetic metals
Volume41
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1991

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