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© Atomized spray plasma deposition (ASPD) provides a single-step, low-temperature, and dry approach for the preparation of high refractive index hybrid polymer or polymer-inorganic nanocomposite coatings. Refractive indices as high as 1.936 at 635 nm wavelength have been obtained for ASPD 4-bromostyrene/toluene-TiO2 nanocomposite layers containing low titania loadings. Thin films with any desired refractive index up to 1.936 can be easily deposited onto a variety of substrates by varying the precursor mixture composition. ASPD overcomes disadvantages commonly associated with alternative fabrication methods for depositing high refractive index coatings (elevated temperatures, wet processes, UV curing steps, and much greater inorganic loadings).
Author(s): Ritchie AW, Cox HJ, Gonabadi HI, Bull SJ, Badyal JPS
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces
Print publication date: 21/07/2021
Online publication date: 13/07/2021
Acceptance date: 29/06/2021
Date deposited: 12/08/2021
ISSN (print): 1944-8244
ISSN (electronic): 1944-8252
Publisher: American Chemical Society
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