Halogen containing-polymer nanocomposite compositions, methods, and products employing such compositions

David Carroll
John Ballato
Stephen Foulger
Richard Czerw
Dennis Smith
Hiren Shah
Earl Wagener

Document Type Patent


The disclosure provides compositions prepared by combining nanomaterials with a halide-containing polymer, thereby forming a combined polymer matrix having dispersed nanomaterials within the matrix. The nanomaterials may be carbon-based nanotubes, in some applications. A halide-containing monomer is combined with nanotubes, and then polymerized in some compositions. In other applications, a halide-containing polymer is solution processed with nanotubes to form useful compositions in the invention. Also disclosed are probes for near field detection of radiation.