Photoelectric, nonlinear optical and photorefractive properties of polymer/carbon nanotube composites
Journal article, 2011

Photoelectric and photorefractive properties at 1064 nm and 1550 nm and also nonlinear optical and electron-transport characteristics were investigated in polyvinylcarbazole (PVK) and aromatic polyimide (API) layers containing closed non-oxidized and oxidized single wall (SW) and also multi-wall (MW) carbon nanotubes (CNTs). Analysis of the nonlinear optical properties for polymer composites containing 0.26 wt.% SWCNTs showed very high third-order susceptibility (1.85 ± 0.35 × 10 -10 esu). This enabled us to use the unplasticized polymers having a glass transition temperature above 200 °C in photorefractive cells. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.


A. V. Vannikov

Russian Academy of Sciences

A. D. Grishina

Russian Academy of Sciences

Rodney Rychwalski

Chalmers, Materials and Manufacturing Technology, Polymeric Materials and Composites


0008-6223 (ISSN)

Vol. 49 1 311-319

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Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (2010-2017)

Materials Science

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Materials Engineering

Other Materials Engineering



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