Although inorganic-organic hybrid polymers can be tuned towards different properties on molecular level, constraints can be bypassed by adding fillers, nanoparticels or nanowires to the material. The hybrid polymer can provide assorted chemical functionalities to bind the nanomaterials on the material by chemical bonding. Further, the composite materials can benefit from the processing properties and the high stabilities of inorganic-organic hybrid polymer. Commercially available nanoparticles can be used as well as special developed nanoparticles at Fraunhofer ISC.
At CeSMA, composites have been developed in order to realize
- Optical materials with high refractive index (n>1.6)
- Dielectric materials with high k values
- Dielectric materials with low CTE or increased thermal conductivity
- Electrically conductive materials based on Ag Nanowires
- Encapsulation materials containing converter materials for LED applications