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Issue 3, 2015
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CO2-switchable poly (N-isopropylacrylamide) microgel-based etalons

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A series of pyridine-functionalized poly (N-isopropylacrylamide)-based microgels were synthesized. Subsequently, a structured photonic device was fabricated by sandwiching the microgels between two thin Au layers, and their response to CO2 investigated. We show that devices show an optical response to CO2, which is reversible over many cycles.

Graphical abstract: CO2-switchable poly (N-isopropylacrylamide) microgel-based etalons

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The article was received on 14 Nov 2014, accepted on 03 Dec 2014 and first published on 10 Dec 2014

Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C4TC02600D
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J. Mater. Chem. C, 2015,3, 495-498
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    CO2-switchable poly (N-isopropylacrylamide) microgel-based etalons

    Q. M. Zhang, A. Ahiabu, Y. Gao and M. J. Serpe, J. Mater. Chem. C, 2015, 3, 495
    DOI: 10.1039/C4TC02600D

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