Enhanced Second-Order Optical Nonlinearity of Dye Molecules Adsorbed onto Laponite Particles

Carlo Bouton1, Martti Kauranen1, André Persoons1, Michael P. Keung2, Katrien Y. Jacobs2 and Robert A. Schoonheydt2
1 Laboratory of Chemical and Biological Dynamics and Center for Research on Molecular Electronics and Photonics, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, B-3001 Heverlee, Belgium
2 Center for Surface Chemistry and Catalysis, Department of Interphase Chemistry, Katholieke Universiteit Lenven, B-3001 Heverloe, Belgium
Key Words: Clay-Dye Composites • Laponite • Methylene Blue • Nonlinear Optics

Clays and Clay Minerals; June 1997 v. 45; no. 3; p. 483-485; DOI: 10.1346/CCMN.1997.0450318
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