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Issue 38, 2009
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Molecular-engineered stimuli-responsive thin polymer film: a platform for the development of integrated multifunctional intelligent materials

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Abstract

The area of stimuli-responsive thin polymer films (brushes, layer-by-layer multilayered structures, networks, and hybrid systems with inorganic particles) is discussed in this article with the major focus on the properties and potential applications for sensors, smart coatings, miniaturized devices, and hierarchically assembled multifunctional systems. We suggest directions for further expansion of this area using all aspects of the mechanism of response (transduction, dynamics, selectivity, sensitivity, and amplifications) and combinations of different thin film structural designs.

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Submitted
03 Apr 2009
Accepted
19 May 2009
First published
06 Jul 2009

J. Mater. Chem., 2009,19, 6932-6948
Article type
Application

Molecular-engineered stimuli-responsive thin polymer film: a platform for the development of integrated multifunctional intelligent materials

I. Tokarev, M. Motornov and S. Minko, J. Mater. Chem., 2009, 19, 6932
DOI: 10.1039/B906765E

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