Author : Rajarshi Ray 1
Date of Publication :11th September 2023
Abstract: Despite the growing interest in polymer-based smart composites and nanocomposites for optoelectronic and energy applications, a notable research gap exists in understanding their preparation and utilization for novel optical, sensor, and energy-related functions. "Polymer-Based Advanced Functional Composites for Optoelectronic and Energy Applications" aims to bridge this gap by presenting a comprehensive exploration of these materials. The paper begins by establishing a fundamental understanding of smart polymer composites, elucidating structure-property relationships and the role of conjugated polymers. By delving into optical applications, the research paper uncovers the diverse applications of polymer-based smart composites, ranging from luminescent solar concentrators to electro-chromic devices, light conversion mechanisms, ultraviolet shielding solutions, LED encapsulation techniques, and more. Sensor applications emerge as another key domain, as polymer-based composites find utility in gas sensing, strain monitoring, robotics, and tactile sensing technologies. Lastly, energy-related applications come into focus, encompassing pivotal aspects such as energy harvesting, conversion, storage, and vibrational energy harvesting. As this study transcends traditional boundaries, it sheds light on the multifaceted capabilities of polymer-based advanced functional composites, paving the way for transformative advancements in optoelectronic and energy domains.