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Project ID: IST-2001-39112
Finanziato nell'ambito di: FP5-IST
Paese: Greece

Diffractive surface by in-situ synthesis of nanocomposites

Nanocomposite devices comprising changeable and reversible light diffraction effects due to their surface morphology, for use in sensor technologies and other applications involving light scattering.

The devices are fabricated by in situ synthesis of nanoparticles in polymer or sol gel matrices. The morphology of the structure is amended by exposure to environmental agents with effect to alter the light scattering properties of the structure in a well-determined and reversible manner without detectable fatigue, deterioration or aging effects.

Also the refractive index of the system is affected locally and this produces additional modifications. Specific demonstrations include the remote detection of humidity, alcohols and ammonia by use of the relevant low cost systems described here and without further need for structuring the optical interfaces.

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NATIONAL HELLENIC RESEARCH FOUNDATION - TPCI
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