General and Robust Strategies for Multifunctional Organic-Inorganic Nanocomposites via Direct Growth of Monodisperse Nanocrystals Intimately and Permanently Connected with Polymers
Technical Report,01 Mar 2013,31 May 2016
Georgia Institute of Technology Atlanta United States
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The objectives of this proposal are to 1 Synthesize a series of novel amphiphilic block copolymers with well-defined molecular architectures i.e., star-like block copolymers, bottlebrush-like block copolymers, and Janus star-like block copolymers and block ratios based on -cyclodextrin-CD by living polymerization techniques 2 Craft a large variety of monodisperse plain and coreshell NPs and NRs as well as Janus NPs of different dimension, chemistry, and properties, which are intimately and permanently capped by polymers on their surface i.e., forming organic-inorganic nanocomposites, by capitalizing on amphiphilic star-like, bottlebrush-like, and Janus star-like block copolymers as nanoreactors and 3 Characterize and explore these multifunctional organic-inorganic nanocomposites by measuring their physical properties e.g., dielectric, magnetic, magnetoelectric, and optical properties for potential use in spintronic devices, capacitors, actuators, transducers, sensors, photocatalysis, and photonic devices that are anticipated to fill a critical need in future military.
- Polymer Chemistry