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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 1 — Jan. 10, 2005
  • pp: 44–49

PMMA quantum dots composites fabricated via use of pre-polymerization

Lin Pang, Yaoming Shen, Kevin Tetz, and Yeshaiahu Fainman  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 1, pp. 44-49 (2005)

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We present a novel method to produce a PMMA-quantum-dot (QD) composite fabricated by pre-polymerization of PMMA and dispersing commercially available colloidal semiconductor QDs. The QDs are stabilized in rapidly formed oligomer matrices, and the complete polymerization of the PMMA-QD composite is achieved by commonly used polymerization. The properties of the PMMA-QD composite are measured and compared with the QDs in colloidal solution. Patterning of the PMMA-QD composite by direct write electron beam shows its promising applications in optoelectronics.

© 2005 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(160.5470) Materials : Polymers
(160.6000) Materials : Semiconductor materials
(230.4000) Optical devices : Microstructure fabrication

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: August 11, 2004
Revised Manuscript: December 14, 2004
Manuscript Accepted: December 20, 2004
Published: January 10, 2005

Lin Pang, Yaoming Shen, Kevin Tetz, and Yeshaiahu Fainman, "PMMA quantum dots composites fabricated via use of pre-polymerization," Opt. Express 13, 44-49 (2005)

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