Optical, Electronic, and Thermal Properties of Polymer Nano-Composites
Final rept. 15 Mar 1999-15 Mar 2002
CLEMSON UNIV SC DEPT OF PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY
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This program will focus on quantification of nanotube-polymer interactions. The objectives of the program are 1 Characterize the polymer - carbon nanotube interaction in organic matrix composites. Classify interaction, and dispersion mechanisms of high aspect ratio nano-materials ie. carbon nanotubes. Modify interactions to aid in dispersion of nano-materials to form a maximally-space filled matrix. 2 Determine structure - properties relationships for potential applications in several model nano-composite systems. Characterize thermal, optical, mechanical and electronic properties of the model systems. 3 Demonstrate optical and electronic applications through proof of principle devices. Applications include optical power mediation and optical limiting, organic light emitting diode and display technologies, thermally conductive organic coatings and optical filtering.
- Organic Chemistry
- Laminates and Composite Materials