Responsive polymer photonics

J.E. Stumpel

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Abstract

Stimulus-responsive materials: This thesis describes the development of stimulus-responsive polymeric materials based on liquid crystalline polymers and hydrogels. Novel responsive molecular building blocks were designed and synthesised. Specific monomer mixtures were crosslinked by UV-photopolymerisation methods, and the response of the obtained (structured) material was analysed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)533-535
Number of pages3
JournalChemistryOpen
Volume4
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2015

Keywords

  • cholesteric liquid crystals
  • hydrogels
  • optical sensors
  • polymer coatings
  • responsive materials

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