COMPARATIVE STUDY OF CLASSICAL AND NANOPHOTONIC MATERIALS FOR RGP CONTACT LENSES BY SCANNING PROBE MICROSCOPY
In this paper comparative study of the classical (Soleko SP40TM) and new nanophotonic materials for contact lenses was conducted. Two photonic nanomaterials were made by adding fullerene (C60) and fullerol (C60OH24) to the classic, commercially available, base material (PMMA- polymethylmethacrylate). Nanomaterials are added to the base material to change the transmission characteristics of light, because of different electromagnetic properties of the materials. Two new nanophotonic nanomaterials, along with the base material were investigated with Scanning Probe Microscopy methods of Atomic Force Microscopy and Magnetic Force Microscopy (AFM/MFM) to determine roughness, electro-magnetic properties of materials, and static Force-distance curve for investigating materials mechanical characteristics. Results and analysis of investigations for all three materials are compared and presented in the paper.
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