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Photo-tuning of highly selective wetting in inverse opals

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Abstract

Crack-free inverse opals exhibit a sharply defined threshold wettability for infiltration that has enabled their use as colourimetric indicators for liquid identification. Here we demonstrate direct and continuous photo-tuning of this wetting threshold in inverse opals whose surfaces are functionalized with a polymer doped with azobenzene chromophores.

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The article was received on 21 Oct 2013, accepted on 19 Nov 2013 and first published on 20 Nov 2013


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C3SM52684D
Citation: Soft Matter, 2014,10, 1325-1328
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    Photo-tuning of highly selective wetting in inverse opals

    T. A. Singleton, I. B. Burgess, B. A. Nerger, A. Goulet-Hanssens, N. Koay, C. J. Barrett and J. Aizenberg, Soft Matter, 2014, 10, 1325
    DOI: 10.1039/C3SM52684D

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