Spectral Investigations of Kiton Red-620 Doped Polymethylmethacrylate


Chemical modifications by incorporating organic dye molecules in polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) matrix may open up the possibility of the development of smart materials. In the present work, Kiton red-620 laser dye is embedded in synthesized PMMA matrix by chemical doping process. The spectral investigations of Kiton red-620 doped PMMA matrix has been carried out using FTIR, UV-visible and photoluminescence spectrophotometers. FTIR study showed that the absorption band region 1800 - 1000 cm-1 becomes sharper with the concentration of dye in PMMA matrix. UV-visible and photoluminescence study showed that a slight shifting appears in the absorption spectra, emission spec- tra and intensity of emission peaks as concentration of dye increases in PMMA matrix.

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M. Chahar, V. Ali and S. Kumar, "Spectral Investigations of Kiton Red-620 Doped Polymethylmethacrylate," Materials Sciences and Applications, Vol. 3 No. 10, 2012, pp. 669-673. doi: 10.4236/msa.2012.310098.

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