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Journal of Environmental Nanotechnology

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A Review on Photopolymers for Polymer Nanocomposite Applications


Polymer nanocomposites (PNCs) are a class of thermo or thermosetting polymers reinforced with small quantities of nano-sized particles to achieve desirable properties such as high thermal, mechanical and flame retardant properties. The present article focuses the different types of photosensitive polymers employed in the production of polymer nanocomposites for photoresist applications. Polymer nanocomposites having photoresist materials show shape dependent properties due to the presence of various photosensitive moieties which after photoirradiation and processing in the specific areas show appropriate solubility. Advanced synthetic methods geared to the needs of today's photoresist applications in fields such as photolithography, advanced microelectronics, medical fields, photo recorders, liquid crystalline displays, holographic display non-linear optical materials.

Article Type: Review Article

Corresponding Author: K. Kaniappan 1  

Email: kaniappan_psg@yahoo.co.in

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K. Kaniappan 1*,  S.C. Murugavel 2,  T. Daniel Thangadurai 3.  

1. Department of Chemistry, Chikkanna Government Arts College, Tiruppur-641 602, TN, India

2. Polymer Research Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore-641 004, TN, India

3. Department of Nanotechnology, Sri Ramakrishna Engineering College, Coimbatore-641 022, TN, India

J. Environ. Nanotechnol. Volume 3, No.3 pp. 01-15
ISSN: 2279-0748 eISSN: 2319-5541
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