Optical Properties of Functional Polymers and Nano Engineering Applications provides a basic introduction to the optical properties of polymers, as well as a systematic overview of the latest developments in their nano engineering applications. Covering an increasingly important class of materials relevant not only in academic research but also in industry, this comprehensive text:
- Considers the advantages of the liquid gradient refractive index (L-GRIN) lenses over the conventional solid lenses
- Explores the electrochemistry of photorefractive polymers, the molecular structure of commonly used polymers, and various 3D holographic displays
- Discusses gene detection using the optical properties of conjugated polymers
- Highlights the physics of fluorescence in photoluminescent polymers, and energy and electron transfer mechanisms
- Introduces conventional polymer ion sensors based on the optical sensors of conjugated polymers prepared by click chemistry reactions
- Explains colorimetric visual detection of ions by donor–acceptor chromophores
- Describes optical sensors based on fluorescent polymers and for the detection of explosives and metal ion analytes
- Addresses holographic polymer-dispersed liquid crystal technology, its optical setups, and its applications in organic lasers
- Presents cutting-edge research on electrochromic devices, along with new concepts, prototypes, commercial products, and future prospects
- Demonstrates new techniques for creating nanoscale morphologies through self-assembly, which affect the optical properties of the functional polymers
Optical Properties of Functional Polymers and Nano Engineering Applications emphasizes the importance of nano engineering in improving the fundamental optical properties of the functional polymers, elaborating on high-level research while thoroughly explaining the underlying principles.
Table of Contents
Optical and Optoelectronic Properties of Polymers and Their Nanoengineering Applications; Akshay Kokil and Vaibhav Jain
Liquid Gradient Refractive Index Lenses; Yanhui Zhao, Ahmad Ahsan Nawaz, Peng Li, Justin Kiehne, Yuchao Chen, Feng Guo, Xiaole Mao, and Tony Jun Huang
Photorefractive Polymers for 3D Display Application; Pierre-Alexandre Blanche
Optical Gene Detection Using Conjugated Polymers; Jadranka Travas-Sejdic and Anupama Rao Gulur Srinivas
Polymer Ion Sensors Based on Intramolecular Charge-Transfer Interactions; Tsuyoshi Michinobu and Tsuyoshi Hyakutake
Detection of Explosives and Metal Ions Using Fluorescent Polymers and Their Nanostructures; Akshay Kokil and Jayant Kumar
Holographic Polymer-Dispersed Liquid Crystals: From Materials and Morphologies to Applications; Ji Ma, Wenbin Huang, Li Xuan, and Hiroshi Yokoyama
Organic and Organic–Inorganic Hybrid Electrochromic Materials and Devices; Prakash R. Somani
Polymer Nanostructures through Packing of Spheres; Lawrence A. Renna, Timothy S. Gehan, and D. Venkataraman
Dr. Vaibhav Jain currently works in private industry and is a subject matter expert in materials science and engineering. Before that, he was a materials engineer in the Optical Sciences Division of the Naval Research Lab from 2011 to 2013. From 2009 to 2011, he worked in the same division as a National Research Council postdoctoral researcher. Dr. Jain received his Ph.D from Virginia Tech in macromolecular science and engineering in 2009, and his undergraduate degree in polymer science and chemical technology from Delhi College of Engineering, New Delhi, India. He has coauthored 35 publications and more than 50 conference presentations.
Akshay Kokil is a materials scientist with diverse academic and industrial research experience. Dr. Kokil received his undergraduate education in polymer engineering at University of Pune, India, and earned his Ph.D in macromolecular science and engineering from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA. He has authored more than 45 publications, and presented his research at multiple international research conferences. Several of his papers have been featured on journal covers and highlighted in research sections of magazines and websites. He is also the author of the book Conjugated Polymer Networks: Synthesis and Properties.
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"This book is for researchers and polymer scientists who either develop or use polymers for optical sensing. It provides good technical depth and interesting applications for advanced learning. It also provides a good explanation of the underlying physical principles of each application being considered to give the beginner a good grasp of this technology."
—IEEE Electrical Insulation Magazine, July/August 2016