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Triphase Microfluidic-Directed Self-Assembly: Anisotropic Colloidal Photonic Crystal Supraparticles and Multicolor Patterns Made Easy

Authors

  • Ziyi Yu,

    1. State Key Laboratory of Materials-Oriented Chemical Engineering and College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Nanjing University of Technology, Nanjing 210009 (P.R. China)
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  • Dr. Cai-Feng Wang,

    1. State Key Laboratory of Materials-Oriented Chemical Engineering and College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Nanjing University of Technology, Nanjing 210009 (P.R. China)
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  • Luting Ling,

    1. State Key Laboratory of Materials-Oriented Chemical Engineering and College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Nanjing University of Technology, Nanjing 210009 (P.R. China)
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  • Prof. Li Chen,

    1. State Key Laboratory of Materials-Oriented Chemical Engineering and College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Nanjing University of Technology, Nanjing 210009 (P.R. China)
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  • Prof. Su Chen

    Corresponding author
    1. State Key Laboratory of Materials-Oriented Chemical Engineering and College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Nanjing University of Technology, Nanjing 210009 (P.R. China)
    • State Key Laboratory of Materials-Oriented Chemical Engineering and College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Nanjing University of Technology, Nanjing 210009 (P.R. China)
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  • This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (21076103, 21006046 and 21176122), National Natural Science Foundation of China-NSAF (10976012), the Specialized Research Fund for the Doctoral Program of Higher Education of China (20103221110001), the Colleges and Universities in Jiangsu Province Plans to Graduate Research and Innovation (Grant CX10B_180Z), and the Priority Academic Program Development of Jiangsu Higher Education Institutions (PAPD).

Abstract

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Three not of a kind: A triphasic microfluidic route provides a flexible and promising way to fabricate colloidal photonic crystal supraparticles that are anisotropic in both geometry and function. These supraparticles are promising for applications including novel color displays (see scheme).

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