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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).

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Submitted
15 Nov 2010
Accepted
17 Jan 2011
First published
04 Feb 2011

Soft Matter, 2011,7, 3721-3725
Article type
Communication

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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