Environmentally responsive photonic polymers

Ellen P.A. van Heeswijk, Augustinus J.J. Kragt, Nadia Grossiord (Corresponding author), Albertus P.H.J. Schenning (Corresponding author)

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2880-2891
Number of pages12
JournalChemical Communications, ChemComm
Issue number20
Publication statusPublished - 4 Feb 2019


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