A generic approach to chemically facilitate the interactions of nanoparticles with conventional polymers is developed to address the design and processing capability of inorganic-organic nanocomposites. This approach introduces homogeneity to the composite and can be used as a tailoring tool for microstructure architecture.
Nanoparticles produced by NanoGram's technology are excellent for such nanocomposites. Their spherical shape and narrow size distribution assist in the processing of homogeneous blends. High loads of particles within a polymeric matrix can be achieved without losing homogeneity. Alternatively, the particles can be selectively attracted into desired domains.