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Comparison of in Situ and ex Situ Methods for Synthesis of Two-Photon Polymerization Polymer Nanocomposites

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Department of mechanical Engineering, Ruhr-University Bochum, Universitätsstr. 150, 44801 Bochum, Germany
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Department of Geology, Mineralogy and Geophysics, Ruhr-University Bochum, Universitätsstr. 150, 44801 Bochum, Germany
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Laser Zentrum Hannover e. V., Hollerithallee 8, 30419 Hannover, Germany
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Polymers 2014, 6(7), 2037-2050; https://doi.org/10.3390/polym6072037
Received: 30 April 2014 / Revised: 25 June 2014 / Accepted: 7 July 2014 / Published: 14 July 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Patterning and Photosensitive Polymers)
This article reports about nanocomposites, which refractive index is tuned by adding TiO2 nanoparticles. We compare in situ/ex situ preparation of nanocomposites. Preparation procedure is described, properties of nanocomposites are compared, and especially we examine the applicability of two-photon polymerization (2PP) of synthesized nanocomposites. All prepared samples exhibit suitable optical transparency at specific laser wavelengths. Three-dimensional structures were generated by means of two-photon polymerization effect induced by a femtosecond laser. View Full-Text
Keywords: high refractive index; polymer/TiO2 nanocomposites; two-photon polymerization (2PP); 3-dimensional (3D) structures high refractive index; polymer/TiO2 nanocomposites; two-photon polymerization (2PP); 3-dimensional (3D) structures
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Guo, Q.; Ghadiri, R.; Weigel, T.; Aumann, A.; Gurevich, E.L.; Esen, C.; Medenbach, O.; Cheng, W.; Chichkov, B.; Ostendorf, A. Comparison of in Situ and ex Situ Methods for Synthesis of Two-Photon Polymerization Polymer Nanocomposites. Polymers 2014, 6, 2037-2050.

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