Non-local spatial frequency response of photopolymer materials containing chain transfer agents: I. Theoretical modelling
Guo, J and Gleeson, M. R. and Sheridan, J. T. (2011) Non-local spatial frequency response of photopolymer materials containing chain transfer agents: I. Theoretical modelling. Journal of Optics, 13 . ISSN 2040-8978
The non-local photopolymerization driven diffusion (NPDD) model predicts that a reduction in the non-local response length within a photopolymer material will improve its high spatial frequency response. The introduction of a chain transfer agent reduces the average molecular weight of polymer chains formed during free radical polymerization. Therefore a chain transfer agent (CTA) provides a practical method to reduce the non-local response length. An extended NPDD model is presented, which includes the chain transfer reaction and most major photochemical processes. The addition of a chain transfer agent into an acrylamide/polyvinyl alcohol photopolymer material is simulated and the predictions of the model are examined. The predictions of the model are experimentally examined in part II of this paper.
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