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Method for producing hybrid sensor nanocomposites by in situ synthesis

Methodologies for the synthesis of hybrid nanocomposites comprising polymer matrix and inorganic nanoparticles, the latter synthesised in-situ by chemistry. The nanocomposites exhibit optical properties and chemi-optical sensing functionality. Materials are based on mono-disperse well-characterised polymers, and metal, oxide or chloride or other nanoparticles.

In contrast to the simple mixture of commercial compounds, the system provides excellent control of nanoparticle size as well as well-linked organic-inorganic constituents, according to the design. Photonic sensor technology is a prime sector of interest but other applications are also provided by same means.

Low cost processing for the materials synthesis and thin or thick film deposition by casting, spin coating, spraying and the like.

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NATIONAL HELLENIC RESEARCH FOUNDATION - TPCI
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