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Fabrication of zinc oxide nanowires/polymer composites by two-photon polymerization
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2014 (English)In: Journal of Polymer Science Part B: Polymer Physics, ISSN 0887-6266, E-ISSN 1099-0488, Vol. 52, no 4, 333-337 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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We present an approach to fabricate ZnO nanowires/polymer composite into three-dimensional microstructures, based on two-photon polymerization direct laser writing, a fabrication method that allows submicrometric spatial resolution. The structural integrity of the structures was inferred by scanning electron microscopy, while the presence and distribution of ZnO nanowires was investigated by energy dispersive X-ray, Raman spectroscopy, and X-ray diffraction. The optical properties of the produced composite microstructures were verified by imaging the characteristic ZnO emission using a fluorescence microscope. Hence, such approach can be used to develop composite microstructures containing ZnO nanowires aiming at technological applications. © 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J. Polym. Sci. Part B: Polym. Phys. 2014, 52, 333-337 Zinc oxide (ZnO) has proven to be a promising material for optoelectronic devices operating in the blue to near-UV spectral region. While ZnO/polymer composite films have been readily produced via cast and spin coating, these standard approaches do not allow the fabrication of three-dimensional (3D) microstructures due to the lack of spatial resolution. In this work, 3D microstructures of composites made up of acrylic resin and ZnO nanowires are created by using two-photon polymerization.

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2014. Vol. 52, no 4, 333-337 p.
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composites, microstructure, NLO
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Polymer Technologies
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-140803DOI: 10.1002/polb.23418ISI: 000329370600006ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84891828537OAI: diva2:692695

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