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Environmentally responsive photonic polymers

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Stimulus-responsive photonic polymer materials that change their reflection colour as function of environmental stimuli such as temperature, humidity and light, are attractive for various applications (e.g. sensors, smart windows and communication). Polymers provide low density, tunable and patternable materials. This feature article focusses on various autonomously responding photonic polymer materials such as hydrogels, block copolymers and liquid crystals and discusses their potential industrial implementation.

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The article was received on 05 Dec 2018, accepted on 04 Feb 2019 and first published on 04 Feb 2019

Article type: Feature Article
DOI: 10.1039/C8CC09672D
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2019,55, 2880-2891

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    Environmentally responsive photonic polymers

    E. P. A. van Heeswijk, A. J. J. Kragt, N. Grossiord and A. P. H. J. Schenning, Chem. Commun., 2019, 55, 2880
    DOI: 10.1039/C8CC09672D

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