Bulk Synthesis of Transparent and Homogeneous Polymeric Hybrid Materials with ZnO Quantum Dots and PMMA


  • The authors would like to thank F. Lindberg for HRTEM analysis and Dr. M. Mikhaylova for the helpful discussions.


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In situ sol-gel polymerization is demonstrated for fabricating transparent poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA)-ZnO quantum dot (QD)- hybrid materials in bulk dimension. The transparent PMMA-ZnO QD hybrid materials exhibit enhanced UV-shielding effects in the entire UV range, even at concentrations as low as 0.02 wt %.