Journal of Polymer Science Part B: Polymer Physics
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Online ISSN: 1099-0488
Associated Title(s): Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry
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Publishes papers on the physics of polymers, including applications, theory and modeling and experiments. 2012 ISI Impact Factor: 2.221
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- Photonic electric field sensor based on polymeric microspheres
Amir R. Ali, Tindaro Ioppolo, Volkan Ötügen, Marc Christensen and Duncan MacFarlane
Article first published online: 4 DEC 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/polb.23429
The detection of electric field by measuring the shift of the optical modes (whispering gallery mode) of polymeric microspheres is demonstrated. Two types of spheres are investigated: (i) a polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) sphere with 60 parts base silicon elastomer-to-1 part polymer curing agent by volume and; (ii) a silica sphere coated with a PDMS (uncured) base. Preliminary experiments show that the latter micro-sphere yields higher sensitivity (0.027 pm/V m−1) with a measurement precision of ∼1.8 V/m.
- You have free access to this contentMelt-processed polymer multilayer distributed feedback lasers: Progress and prospects
James H. Andrews, Michael Crescimanno, Kenneth D. Singer and Eric Baer
Article first published online: 30 NOV 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/polb.23425
Multilayer polymer distributed feedback lasers offer advantages due to their large areas available for lasing, flexibility, and ease of manipulation. These multilayer laser films are easily mass-produced through a melt-processed co-extrusion technique. Their versatility is especially evident from the wide range of mechanisms available for tuning the laser output wavelength, including temperature tuning, mechanical stretching using elastomeric polymers, and tuning through the introduction of folded-in structure defects.
- You have free access to this contentPolymers in photonics: Controlling information by manipulating light
Mariacristina Rumi and Timothy J. Bunning
Article first published online: 30 NOV 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/polb.23432
- Magnetic field-induced morphology-dependent resonances of a coupled composite metglas slab with a polymeric optical resonator
Tindaro Ioppolo and Edoardo Rubino
Article first published online: 29 NOV 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/polb.23424
Magnetostriction is the elastic deformation that arises when a solid is immersed in an external magnetic field. In this work, a spherical polymeric optical resonator is mechanically coupled to a polymeric composite Metglas slab. When an external magnetic field is applied, the Metglas slab deforms, causing a morphological change in the resonator. This highly sensitive device can be used as a tuning optical element or as a magnetic field sensor.
- Fabrication of Zinc oxide nanowires/polymer composites by two-photon polymerization
Ruben Dario Fonseca, Daniel Souza Correa, Elaine Cristina Paris, Vinicius Tribuzi, Apurba Dev, Tobias Voss, Pedro Henrique Benites Aoki, Carlos Jose Leopoldo Constantino and Cleber Renato Mendonca
Article first published online: 29 NOV 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/polb.23418
Zinc oxide (ZnO) has proven to be a promising material for optoelectronic devices operating in the blue to near-UV spectral region. While ZnO/polymer composite films have been readily produced via cast and spin coating, these standard approaches do not allow the fabrication of three-dimensional (3D) microstructures due to the lack of spatial resolution. In this work, 3D microstructures of composites made up of acrylic resin and ZnO nanowires are created by using two-photon polymerization.