Modeling spectral properties of transparent matrix composites  containing core-shell nanoparticles
Kalenskii A.V., Zvekov A.A., Galkina E.V., Nurmuhametov D.R.

Kemerovo State University, Kemerovo, Russia,
Federal Research Center of Coal and Coal Chemistry SB RAS (Institute of Coal Chemistry and Material Science), Kemerovo, Russia

Abstract:
Optical properties of transparent matrix composites containing metal nanoparticles coated with an oxide shell were numerically simulated based on the Aden-Kerker theory applicable for concentric spheres. Using pentaerythritol tetranitrate composites (containing Al/Al2O3 nanoparticles) as an example,  the linear scattering and absorption coefficients as well as the total reflectance and transmittance and collimated beam transmittance were shown to be determined by the sample thickness, the nanoparticle radius, the mass fraction of nanoparticles, and mass fraction of the oxide in the nanoparticles. An approach to determining the said parameters based on the comparison of the calculated spectral dependencies of the reflectance and transmittance with the experimental ones was suggested. The nanoparticle radius was determined with the minimum error (of about 2-3%), while the nanoparticle mass fraction and oxide mass fraction were weak parameters determined with a 25% error.

Keywords:
radiative transfer, Aden-Kerker theory, core-shell nanoparticles, spectra, experimental results processing, optical properties.

Citation:
Kalenskii AV, Zvekov AA, Galkina EV, Nurmuhametov DR. Modeling spectral properties of transparent matrix composites  containing core-shell nanoparticles. Computer Optics 2018; 42(2): 254-262. DOI: 10.18287/2412-6179-2018-42-2-254-262.

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