Modulation of polymer refractive indices with diamond nanoparticles for metal-free multilayer film mirrors

Tomonari Ogata, Ryohei Yagi, Nozomi Nakamura, Yutaka Kuwahara, Seiji Kurihara

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Abstract

Modulation of the refractive index of a polymer was achieved by combining it with diamond nanoparticles (NDs). The increase in the refractive index was controlled by the amount of NDs added, according to the Lorentz-Lorenz equation. The refractive index of poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVA), which was used as the base polymer, increased from 1.52 to 1.88. A multilayer film consisting of alternating layers of ND-PVA composite and poly(methyl methacrylate) exhibited ca. 80% reflectance with 10 bilayers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3769-3772
Number of pages4
JournalACS Applied Materials and Interfaces
Volume4
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 22 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)

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