Hydroxyapatite Nanoparticles as Novel Low-Refractive Index Additives for the Long-Term UV-Photoprotection of Transparent Composite Materials
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Hydroxyapatite (HA) nanoparticles are introduced as a novel type of low-refractive-index additives for the formation of transparent polymer powder coatings. The beneficial effects of nano-HA for the long-term UV-photoprotection of polyester composite materials under industrial weathering conditions are demonstrated in this work. These results are of considerable interest for the development of new hybrid organic-inorganic systems to be used as coating materials for outdoor applications such as transparent UV-resistant protection layers stabilized with functional nanoparticles based on cheap and biocompatible compounds.