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Continuously tuneable optical filters from self-assembled block copolymer blends

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Abstract

We demonstrate that two symmetric high molecular weight diblock copolymers, of differing molecular weights, can be blended together and subsequently shear aligned to form one photonic structure without macrophase separation. The lameller period depends on the composition of the blend and gives a photonic structure that is easily tuneable in the wavelength range (λpeak = 400–850 nm).

Graphical abstract: Continuously tuneable optical filters from self-assembled block copolymer blends

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The article was received on 15 Nov 2010, accepted on 17 Jan 2011 and first published on 04 Feb 2011


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C0SM01320J
Citation: Soft Matter, 2011,7, 3721-3725
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    Continuously tuneable optical filters from self-assembled block copolymer blends

    A. J. Parnell, A. Pryke, O. O. Mykhaylyk, J. R. Howse, Ali. M. Adawi, N. J. Terrill and J. P. A. Fairclough, Soft Matter, 2011, 7, 3721
    DOI: 10.1039/C0SM01320J

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