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Mussel-inspired polydopamine coatings for large-scale and angle-independent structural colors

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Abstract

Structural colors are in increasing demand in many fields such as color displays, sensor devices, and anti-counterfeiting labels. Herein, large-scale and angle-independent structural colors were constructed from polydopamine (PDA) coatings with a high refractive index and uniformity. This strategy can be utilized to facilely fabricate various color patterns. These structural colors also display high solvent resistance and excellent universality to a series of substrates. Moreover, stimuli-responsive structural colors can be easily synthesized via the co-deposition of PDA with poly(N-isopropylacryl-amide). To the best of our knowledge, this is the first time that structural colors from PDA-based coatings have been reported.

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The article was received on 02 Feb 2017, accepted on 03 Mar 2017, published on 06 Mar 2017 and first published online on 06 Mar 2017


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C7TC00530J
Citation: J. Mater. Chem. C, 2017, Advance Article
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    Mussel-inspired polydopamine coatings for large-scale and angle-independent structural colors

    C. Zhang, B. Wu, Y. Du, M. Ma and Z. Xu, J. Mater. Chem. C, 2017, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C7TC00530J

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