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High refractive index organic–inorganic nanocomposites: design, synthesis and application

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Abstract

Organic–inorganic nanocomposites with high refractive index (RI) are typically constructed by integrating high RI inorganic nanoscale building blocks into a processable, transparent organic matrix. These nanocomposites combine the numerous advantages of organic and inorganic components, and have many promising applications in optical design and advanced optoelectronic fabrication. A substantial amount of work has been performed in this area. This Feature article summarizes the general design principles and different fabrication approaches of high RI nanocomposites, and reviews recent research advances and some important optical applications of these nanocomposites.

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Submitted
16 Sep 2008
Accepted
12 Nov 2008
First published
04 Feb 2009

J. Mater. Chem., 2009,19, 2884-2901
Article type
Feature Article

High refractive index organic–inorganic nanocomposites: design, synthesis and application

C. Lü and B. Yang, J. Mater. Chem., 2009, 19, 2884
DOI: 10.1039/B816254A

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