Optical properties of charged polymer with nano-sized zeolite inclusions

Temenujka Yovcheva, University of Plovdiv “Paissi Hilendarski”, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Izabela Naydenova, Dublin Institute of Technology
Ivanka Vlaeva, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Rosen Todorov, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Vincent Toal, Dublin Institute of Technology
Simeon Sainov, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

Document Type Conference Paper

T. Yovcheva, I.Naydenova I. Vlaeva, R. Todorov , V. Toal, and S. Sainov, Optical properties of charged polymer with nano-sized zeolite inclusions, Journal of Optoelectronics and Advanced Materials -Symposia, V.1 (3), 604-607, Condensed Matter Physics Conference of Balkan Countries 26 - 28 May 2008, Mugla University, Mugla, TURKEY


The optical characteristics of photopolymer films doped with nanoparticles are studied. The investigated systems consist of a soft polymer matrix containing porous zeolite nanoparticles with concentrations varied in the range from 0wt.% to 7wt.%. 40μm thick layers are obtained by casting the photopolymer nanocomposite solution on glass substrates. The corona charging influence on the transmission spectra and on the surface and the effective refractive index of the dry layers is investigated.