Project Block S
S01 - Polymersynthesis
Many PlanOS workgroups need novel polymeric materials, which are developed within the consortium, in rather large quantities and reliable quality. The service project "Polymer synthesis" develops a material database, synthesizes the needed polymers on a 100g scale and takes care of quality control issues.
S02 - Hybrid polyme systems
Kirsten Honnef und Uwe Gleissner
We are developing new hybrid polymer systems based on methacrylates and epoxides. By adding organic dopants and other suitable comonomers we should be able to modify the refractive index in a wide range. Furthermore the final systems should have a low viscosity before the polymerisation is performed by UV-light exposure or thermal treatment. These polymer systems will be used by other groups (inkjet, offset or flexographic printing, nano-imprint-lithography (NIL), reaction moulding) to realise waveguide structures.