Smart polymer inverse-opal photonic crystal films by melt-shear organization for hybrid core-shell architectures


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Authors
Schäfer, CG 
Winter, T 
Heidt, S 
Dietz, C 
Ding, T 
Abstract

Large-area inverse opal structures based on stimuli-responsive polymers with reversibly switchable and distinct optical properties are prepared by melt-shear organization.

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Keywords
3403 Macromolecular and Materials Chemistry, 34 Chemical Sciences, 40 Engineering, 4003 Biomedical Engineering, 4016 Materials Engineering
Journal Title
Journal of Materials Chemistry C
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Journal ISSN
2050-7534
2050-7526
Volume Title
3
Publisher
Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)
Sponsorship
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EP/G060649/1)
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EP/L027151/1)
European Research Council (320503)
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EP/E040241/1)
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EP/H027130/1)
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EP/K028510/1)
The authors want to thank the Landesoffensive zur Entwicklung Wissenschaftlich-ökonomischer Exzellenz (LOEWE Soft Control), UK EPSRC EP/L027151/1, and ERC LINASS 320503 for ongoing financial support of this work. We thank Christina Lederle (Department of Physics, TU Darmstadt) for performing temperature-dependent DLS measurements and Prof. Bernd Stühn for helpful discussion. The authors gratefully acknowledge technical support of Stefano Nieddu for constructing the reflection measurement setup.