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Publication Citation: Controlling Thermochromism in a Photonic Block Copolymer Gel

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Author(s): Joseph J. Walish; Yin Fan; Andrea Centrone; Edwin L. Thomas;
Title: Controlling Thermochromism in a Photonic Block Copolymer Gel
Published: September 26, 2012
Abstract: Controlling the color via temperature-induced changes of self-assembled photonic materials is important for their application in sensors and displays. The thermochromic behavior of a PS-P2VP photonic gel was studied (UV-VIS, FTIR) and found to originate from a temperature-induced change in the pKa of the P2VP blocks in different acetic acid-water solutions. Control of the thermochromic response was obtained through the manipulation of the solution pH.
Citation: Macromolecular Rapid Communications
Volume: 33
Issue: 18
Pages: pp. 1504 - 1509
Keywords: Thermochromic Materials; Block Copolymers; Infrared Spectroscopy
Research Areas: Vibrational, Polymers, Characterization, Spectroscopy, Advanced Materials
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