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Issue 100, 2014
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Stimuli-responsive photonic polymer coatings

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This feature article focuses on the highlights in the development of photonic polymer coatings that can change their volume or surface topology in a reversible, dynamic fashion when exposed to an external stimulus. Topographic response is established using hydrogels or liquid crystal polymer networks. By changing the surface corrugation in response to light various functional coating properties can be modulated, for instance wettability and/or mechanical friction. The same volume changes in photonic coatings caused by different stimuli lead to changes in light reflection.

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02 Jul 2014
26 Aug 2014
First published
03 Sep 2014

Chem. Commun., 2014,50, 15839-15848
Article type
Feature Article

Stimuli-responsive photonic polymer coatings

J. E. Stumpel, D. J. Broer and A. P. H. J. Schenning, Chem. Commun., 2014, 50, 15839
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC05072J

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