The Synthesis of Photoresponsive Polymeric Nanocomposite Films for Reduction of Hazardous Flight Deck Illumination Events

Friday, November 7, 2014
Plaza Foyer (Sheraton)
Zachary Widel , Lewis University
The specific aim of this work is the development of laser attenuating films to protect pilots from laser attacks. This is achieved by modifying aqueously synthesized quantum dots with aromatic molecules to behave as organically capped attenuators. These films are capable of attenuating a 20 mW green laser by ~50%.