SiC nanocrystals embedded in polymer matrix : a new electro-optical nanocomposite
|Johann Bouclé 1,3, Abdelhadi Kassiba 1, Nathalie C. Herlin-Boime 3, Ivan V. Kityk 2|
1. Universite du Maine, LPEC CNRS-UMR 6087, Av. O. Messiaen, Le Mans 72085, France
Semi-conducting silicon carbide nanocrystals (ncSiC) are promising materials due to their tunable electronic and optical properties. The grain sizes, crystalline polytypes, surface states and defect content play a key role in the physical response of the particles. To take advantage of the nanosized crystal properties, functional hybrid materials based on ncSiC incorporated in an organic host are developped. In this context, it was recently shown that the incorporation of SiC nanocrystals (10-30 nm) in polymer matrix leeds to an enhancement of the second- and third-order nonlinear optical susceptibilities of the nanocomposite.
Presentation: oral at E-MRS Fall Meeting 2003, Symposium F, by Johann Bouclé
See On-line Journal of E-MRS Fall Meeting 2003
Submitted: 2003-05-07 17:00 Revised: 2009-06-08 12:55