Novel thin flexible hybrid inorganic/polymer films
We have demonstrated the first ever hybrid polymer film of an insoluble polymer with an acid (top picture).
- All other materials of this type are powdered ceramics.
- On polymerization these two immiscible substances become miscible. This behavior is very rare and very rarely demonstrated by experiment.
- The resulting films are transparent (bottom picture) and exhibit impressive proton conductivity (bottom right graph).
- The films are also amorphous.