This work was supported by the Office of Naval Research.
Optically transparent nanometal composite membranes†
Article first published online: 29 OCT 2004
Copyright © 1993 Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Volume 5, Issue 2, pages 135–136, February 1993
How to Cite
Foss, C. A., Hornyak, G. L., Stockert, J. A. and Martin, C. R. (1993), Optically transparent nanometal composite membranes. Adv. Mater., 5: 135–136. doi: 10.1002/adma.19930050214
- Issue published online: 29 OCT 2004
- Article first published online: 29 OCT 2004
Small metal particles embedded in an optically transparent matrix result in a composite material which can be transparent in the infrared and into the visible (metals are usually optically opaque). The nanoparticles of the metal are produced by the “template” method, where the material is synthesized within the pores of a nanoporous membrane (see Figure).