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Polymer-Metal Nanocomposites for Functional Applications

Franz Faupel 1Vladimir Zaprojtchenko 1Henry Greve 1Ulrich Schürmann 1A. Gerber Christian Pochstein 1Eckhard Quandt 2Rainer Podschun 3Abhijit Biswas 1

1. University of Kiel, Technical Faculty, Kaiserstr.2, Kiel D-24143, Germany
2. center of advanced european studies and research (caesar), Ludwig-Erhard-Allee 2, Bonn 53175, Germany
3. Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Institut für Infektionsmedizin, Campus Kiel, Brunswiker Str. 4, Kiel 24105, Germany


Recently, there is much interest in hybrid materials consisting of metal nanoparticles dispersed in a dielectric matrix due to their novel functional properties offering hosts of new applications. Polymers are particularly attractive as matrix. Consequently, various approaches have been reported to incorporate metal nanoparticles into polymers. The present talk is concerned with the preparation of polymer-based nanocomposites by vapor phase co- and tandem-deposition and the resulting functional properties. The techniques involve evaporation and sputtering, respectively, of metallic and organic components and inter alia allow the preparation of composites which contain alloy clusters of well defined composition. Emphasis will be placed on soft-magnetic high frequency and optical composites, but antibacterial coatings and sensors for organic vapors will also be addressed. In particular, a novel approach to produce magnetic nanorods for potential applications in high-density data storage and other fields will be presented.


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Presentation: Invited oral at E-MRS Fall Meeting 2006, Symposium D, by Franz Faupel
See On-line Journal of E-MRS Fall Meeting 2006

Submitted: 2006-05-22 14:38
Revised:   2009-06-07 00:44