Polymer/metal nanocomposite containing intrinsically anisotropic metal nanostructures such as metal nanorods and nanowires appeared extremely more sensitive and responsive to mechanical stimuli than nanocomposites containing spherical nanoparticles. After uniaxial stretching of the supporting polymer matrix (poly(vinyl alcohol)), the elongated silver nanostructures embedded at low concentration into the polymer matrix (<1 wt % of Ag) assume the direction of the drawing, yielding materials with a strong dichroic response of the absorption behavior. Accordingly, the film changed its color when observed under linearly polarized light already at moderate drawings. The results obtained suggest that nanocomposite films have potential in applications such as color polarizing filters, radiation responsive polymeric objects and smart flexible films in packaging applications.
|Autori:||BERNABO' MARCO; PUCCI ANDREA; RAMANITRA HASINA HARIMINO; RUGGERI G|
|Titolo:||Polymer Nanocomposites Containing Anisotropic Metal Nanostructures as Internal Strain Indicators|
|Anno del prodotto:||2010|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.3390/ma3021461|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|