The authors acknowledge financial support by the National Science Foundation (DMR Polymer Program: DMR-0706265 and DMR-0549353 as well as CTS-0521079) and the Berkman Fund at Carnegie Mellon University. The support of Beate Mueller, Christine Rosenauer, and Gerhard Wegner at the Max-Planck Institute for Polymer Research (Mainz, Germany) for measurement of the refractive index increment is gratefully acknowledged. Furthermore the authors thank G. D. Patterson and G. C. Berry for helpful discussions. Supporting Information is available online from Wiley InterScience or from the authors.
Null-Scattering Hybrid Particles Using Controlled Radical Polymerization†
Article first published online: 11 DEC 2007
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Volume 19, Issue 24, pages 4486–4490, December, 2007
How to Cite
Bombalski, L., Dong, H., Listak, J., Matyjaszewsk, K. and Bockstaller, M. R. (2007), Null-Scattering Hybrid Particles Using Controlled Radical Polymerization. Adv. Mater., 19: 4486–4490. doi: 10.1002/adma.200700928
- Issue published online: 11 DEC 2007
- Article first published online: 11 DEC 2007
- Manuscript Revised: 11 JUL 2007
- Manuscript Received: 18 APR 2007
- Hybrid Materials;
A method to suppress the scattering of inorganic nanoparticle inclusions within organic embedding media is presented. Suppression takes place by means of appropriate surface modification (using ATRP), such as to match the effective refractive index of the resulting core-shell particle to the refractive index of the embedding medium.