This work was supported by EPSRC grant EP/C511786/1. O.L.J.P. acknowledges the support of Merck KGaA and Helsingin Sanomat Centennial Foundation.
Shear-Induced Organization in Flexible Polymer Opals†
Article first published online: 1 APR 2008
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Volume 20, Issue 8, pages 1484–1487, April 21, 2008
How to Cite
Pursiainen, O. L. J., Baumberg, J. J., Winkler, H., Viel, B., Spahn, P. and Ruhl, T. (2008), Shear-Induced Organization in Flexible Polymer Opals. Adv. Mater., 20: 1484–1487. doi: 10.1002/adma.200701363
- Issue published online: 21 APR 2008
- Article first published online: 1 APR 2008
- Manuscript Revised: 2 OCT 2007
- Manuscript Received: 6 JUN 2007
- EPSRC. Grant Number: EP/C511786/1
Shear-induced organization in flexible polymer opals is studied using probing UV-surface diffraction combined with band gap measurements. These opals consist of a coherently ordered “super domain” characterized by a radial director vector and show anisotropic photonic behavior depending on the relative vectorial orientation of strain and director.