Accession Number : ADA303691

Title :   Synthesis and Processing of Organically Modified Oxides for Optical and Electrical Applications.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Jun 92-31 Aug 95,

Corporate Author : ARIZONA UNIV TUCSON DEPT OF MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Uhlmann, Donald R.

PDF Url : ADA303691

Report Date : 22 DEC 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 49

Abstract : This final report summarizes the work performed on the AASERT-sponsored program dealing with 'Gradient Index Devices from Polycerams'. The purpose of this project was to develop a new processing method to create large dimension (bulk) inorganic/organic Polyceram materials for optical lens applications. During this project, prototype monolithic and gradient refractive index (GRIN) optical lens materials were successfully formed by chemically synthesizing Polyceram precursor solutions and depositing tailored multiple coatings in order to form self-supporting materials. Determination and tailoring of the appropriate Polyceram chemistry as well as coating, deposition, and drying parameters resulted in the ability to freestanding and highly transparent optical materials with desired gradients in refractive index. jg

Descriptors :   *OPTICAL MATERIALS, *ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES, *OXIDES, *ORGANIC MATERIALS, OPTICAL PROPERTIES, SIZES(DIMENSIONS), SYNTHESIS, PARAMETERS, MATERIALS, PRECURSORS, PROCESSING, REFRACTIVE INDEX, TRANSPARENCE, CERAMIC MATERIALS, CHEMISTRY, COATINGS, DEPOSITION, SOLUTIONS(GENERAL), DRYING, LENSES, SELF SUPPORTING STRUCTURES.

Subject Categories : Inorganic Chemistry
      Organic Chemistry
      Ceramics, Refractories and Glass
      Electricity and Magnetism
      Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE