Novel Chalcogenide Hybrid Terpolymers for High Refractive Index Polymers for IR Thermal ImagingTechnology #ua16-105
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Title: Image Sensor for Infrared Imaging
Invention: The technology describes a copolymer developed via synthesis involving inverse vulcanization. This simple synthetic pathway causes the copolymer to be highly efficient, a desirable trait for use as an infrared image sensor.
Background: The image sensing market, worth $12.3 billion in 2012, is expected to double by 2019. Existing copolymers that are employed in this market are typically fully organic and are produced in multi-step syntheses. The present invention describes a compound that combines the benefits of having an organic polymer with a metal compound while simultaneously having a relatively simple synthetic pathway.
- Optoelectronics production, particularly image sensors
- Circuit lithography
- LED production
- Physically more flexible for use in small image sensors (e.x. ability to fold)
- Possesses a high refractive index and transparency
- Rapid production process
- Able to melt at a reasonable temperature
- An excellent thermal agent
- Inverse vulcanization reduces cost and time