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Title: Photonic polymer-blend structures and method for making

Abstract

The present invention comprises the formation of photonic polymer-blend structures having tunable optical and mechanical properties. The photonic polymer-blend structures comprise monomer units of spherical microparticles of a polymer-blend material wherein the spherical microparticles have surfaces partially merged with one another in a robust inter-particle bond having a tunable inter-particle separation or bond length sequentially attached in a desired and programmable architecture. The photonic polymer-blend structures of the present invention can be linked by several hundred individual particles sequentially linked to form complex three-dimensional structures or highly ordered two-dimensional arrays of 3D columns with 2D spacing.

Inventors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
United States Of America, Department Of Energy
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1174924
Patent Number(s):
6,756,117
Assignee:
United States Of America, Department Of Energy
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

Citation Formats

Barnes, Michael D. Photonic polymer-blend structures and method for making. United States: N. p., 2004. Web.
Barnes, Michael D. Photonic polymer-blend structures and method for making. United States.
Barnes, Michael D. Tue . "Photonic polymer-blend structures and method for making". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1174924.
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