All the bio-mimicked PMMA sheets show high optical haze ratio (up to 80%), while the transmittance varies depending on the morphologies.
The experimental results of transmittance and optical haze ratio are well consistent with the expectation.
Most bionic PMMA sheets have enhanced optical haze ratio ranging from 55-85%, while the hydrophobic properties are of great difference (see Fig.
Richter's Strip paintings allow for just such a self-reflexive opening up because their static optical haze
locates the viewer perpetually at the moment just before spectacle--rendered as the optical bombardment that we expect to ensue, but which the paintings always hold at bay--closes down our subjectivity.
Finally, light scattering calculations are presented based on the Rayleigh Debye model to calculate the optical haze and transmission of these blends.
We also present light scattering calculations for the transparency and optical haze of these blends, thereby delineating the important optical parameters.
Figure 9 shows the tradeoff between impact strength and optical haze of the blend Topas/D1184.
The initial results with no compatibilizer showed that it is possible to obtain a Notched Izod of 80 J/m with an associated optical haze of 22% in a standard thickness of 3.
We blended various SEBS or SEPS together with Topas to vary the effective styrene content and the optical haze was measured.
Figure 9 shows a curve (denoted by compatibilizer) of improved toughness versus optical haze.
They appear to be effective as compatibilizers for D1184 by increasing impact strength and reducing optical haze.
It was possible to obtain an impact strength of 57 J/m with an optical haze less than 5%, or 104 J/m with an optical haze of 6.