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Photonic nanoarchitectonics with stimuli-responsive 2D materials

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The ability to produce structural color from inherently colorless materials, similar to that in butterfly wings and beetle shells, has attracted considerable research interest over the last three decades. Despite their extraordinary properties and performances, the field of structural colors based on inherently functional 2D materials only took off recently. In this minireview, we highlight the diversity of 2D materials utilized for achieving structural coloration in different architectures. We summarize the large tunability of photonic architectures based on 2D materials and emphasize their extraordinary dynamic response induced by external stimuli. Subsequently, recent strategies to tailor their properties with molecular and structural approaches are discussed. Finally, we point out promising future directions in this emerging field.

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The article was received on 15 Dec 2018, accepted on 06 Mar 2019 and first published on 11 Mar 2019


Article type: Minireview
DOI: 10.1039/C8ME00112J
Citation: Mol. Syst. Des. Eng., 2019, Advance Article
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    Photonic nanoarchitectonics with stimuli-responsive 2D materials

    P. Ganter and B. V. Lotsch, Mol. Syst. Des. Eng., 2019, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C8ME00112J

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