Using Computational Chemistry To Produce Cheaper Infrared Plastic Lenses

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A team led by UArizona Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry professor and BIO5 member Dr. Jeffrey Pyun, has developed new lens materials polymers that are stronger, more temperature resistant, transparent to a wider spectral window, and less expensive than the first-generation sulfur plastic developed in 2014. The material could bring consumers affordable access to consumer-grade infrared detectors in products such as autonomous cars and in-home thermal imaging for security or fire protection.