MY Polymers

VISIT US AT SPIE AR / VR / MR 2023

MY Polymers is taking part in SPIE AR/VR/MR 2023 on January 31 – February 01 (Booth #225), at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, USA. 

MY Polymers announces the new LAM lamination adhesives for AR/VR Displays.

These adhesives have a unique combination of low indexes of 1.34, 1.35 (and soon 1.33) and very strong adhesion to plastic films (PET, PC), PMMA, glasses, and metal surfaces. The materials are pure UV-cured materials, with no solvents, enabling simple application. The materials have various applications – especially in AR/VR displays and Smartphone displays. They improve efficiency and overall image quality.

 

LAM-134/135/136 Low RI Lamination Adhesives

The new LAM-134, LAM-135 and LAM-136 lamination adhesives have a unique combination of low index (1.35) and a

very strong adhesion to plastic films (PET, PC) to PMMA, glasses and metal surfaces.

The material is pure UV cured material, with no solvents, enabling simple application.

The material has various applications in both OLEd and LCD displays, such as improved directionality,

attaching adjacent  films to a PMMA light guide, attaching optical touch screens to the OLED or LCD module, etc.

Contact us  for additional details.

Easy Fabrication of Thin Membranes with Through Holes. Application to Protein Patterning

(Thomas Masters et al, August 2012)

 Description:

This publication describes the use of MY Polymers MY-133-DC (*) for micro-fabrication stencils for printing protein patterns. The researchers conclude that MY Polymers stencils allow highly reproducible patterning of proteins over large surfaces with micron-size resolution.

(*) MY-133-DC is now obsolete, and MY Polymers recommends the use of MY-133-V2000 for this application.

 

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High performance, LED-powered, waveguide-based total internal reflection microscopy

(Srinivasan Ramachandran et al, July 2013)

 Description:

This publication includes a description of using MY Polymers MY-133 (*) as a cladding material in high performance, LED-powered, waveguide-based, Total Internal Reflection Microscopy (TIRM).

(*) MY-133-V2000 is a new version of MY-133, with improved adhesion and mechanical properties.

 

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Cascaded Cladding Light Extracting Strippers for High Power Fiber Lasers and Amplifiers

(Wei Guo et al, June 2014)

Description:

This publication describes the advantage of using cascaded cladding light strippers. Using a sequence of recoating materials, having a gradually higher refractive index, the heat is dissipated more uniformly along with the stripper. Instead of one high-temperature hot spot, there are several lower temperature hot spots.

This design leads to lower temperatures, resulting in higher reliability.

Note: MY Polymers has a complete sequence of materials for cascaded light strippers (e.g. LM-142, LM-146, LM-150)

 

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High-resolution imaging of cellular processes across textured surfaces using an indexed-matched elastomer

(Andrea Ravasio et al, November 2014)

Description:

This publication describes the use of MY Polymers MY-134 (index = 1.34) for constructing a nano-textured surface for studying cell interaction with the environment. The match of MY-134 with the index of cells enables a significant improvement in imaging quality (*).

In this publication, the surface is covered by micro-pillars.

(*) BIO-134 is a new version of MY-134, which was designed for biological applications. It has significantly reduced cyto-toxicity and fluorescence.

 

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Soft lithography fabrication of index-matched microfluidic devices for reducing artifacts in fluorescence and quantitative phase imaging

(Diane N. H. Kim et al, December, 2017)

Description:

This publication describes the use of MY Polymers MY-133-V2000 (Refractive Index = 1.33) for constructing microfluidic devices for biological applications (*). This enables index matching with an aqueous solution, which significantly reduces optical distortions in fluorescence imaging and in quantitative phase imaging. The publication includes a detailed description of the construction method.
(*) BIO-133 is a new version of MY-133-V2000, which was designed for biological applications. It has significantly reduced cyto-toxicity and fluorescence.

 

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Direct characterization of the evanescent field in objective-type total internal reflection fluorescence microscopy

(Christian Niederauer et al, August 2018)

Description:

This publication describes the use of MY Polymers MY-133-MC (index=1.33) for producing a calibration slide that enables to characterize the excitation field in Total Internal Reflection Fluorescence Microscopy. The slide is coated by gradually thicker layers of MY-133-MC. This is done by dip coating the slide several times, by partially overlapping layers of the material.

(MY-133-MC is Moisture Cured. There is no need for a UV light source and inert atmosphere).

 

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A polymer gel index-matched to water enables diverse applications in fluorescence imaging

(Hari Shroff et al, October 2020)

Description:

This publication shows how BIO-133 can be used to enable multiple applications in fluorescence imaging.

The research covers the following issues:

(1) Characterization of BIO-133 for optical imaging in microfluidic/immobilization setups;

(2) Showing that diffraction-limited and super-resolution imaging is possible when using this material;

(3) Showing that high-resolution light-sheet microscopy with water-dipping objectives is fully compatible with microfluidic setups, a goal thought by many in the field to be impossible;

 

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