High Refractive Organic–Inorganic Hybrid Films Prepared by Low Water Sol-Gel and UV-Irradiation Processes

Nanomaterials. 2016;6(3):44 DOI 10.3390/nano6030044

 

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Journal Title: Nanomaterials

ISSN: 2079-4991 (Print)

Publisher: MDPI AG

LCC Subject Category: Science: Chemistry

Country of publisher: Switzerland

Language of fulltext: English

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AUTHORS

Hsiao-Yuan Ma (Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, National University of Kaohsiung, No. 700, Kaohsiung University Road, Kaohsiung 811, Taiwan)
Tzong-Liu Wang (Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, National University of Kaohsiung, No. 700, Kaohsiung University Road, Kaohsiung 811, Taiwan)
Pei-Yu Chang (Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, National University of Kaohsiung, No. 700, Kaohsiung University Road, Kaohsiung 811, Taiwan)
Chien-Hsin Yang (Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, National University of Kaohsiung, No. 700, Kaohsiung University Road, Kaohsiung 811, Taiwan)

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Time From Submission to Publication: 11 weeks

 

Abstract | Full Text

Organic-inorganic hybrid sols (Ti–O–Si precursor) were first synthesized by the sol-gel method at low addition of water, and were then employed to prepare a highly refractive hybrid optical film. This film was obtained by blending the Ti–O–Si precursor with 2-phenylphenoxyethyl acrylate (OPPEA) to perform photo-polymerization by ultraviolet (UV) irradiation. Results show that the film transparency of poly(Ti–O–Si precursor-co-OPPEA) film is higher than that of a pure poly(Ti–O–Si precursor) film, and that this poly(Ti–O–Si precursor-co-OPPEA) hybrid film exhibits a high transparency of ~93.7% coupled with a high refractive index (n) of 1.83 corresponding to a thickness of 2.59 μm.