This work was supported by a Dow Resnick Bridge Award. R.A.W. thanks the Resnick Sustainability Institute for a graduate fellowship.
Precisely Tunable Photonic Crystals From Rapidly Self-Assembling Brush Block Copolymer Blends†
Article first published online: 13 SEP 2012
Copyright © 2012 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume 51, Issue 45, pages 11246–11248, November 5, 2012
How to Cite
Miyake, G. M., Piunova, V. A., Weitekamp, R. A. and Grubbs, R. H. (2012), Precisely Tunable Photonic Crystals From Rapidly Self-Assembling Brush Block Copolymer Blends . Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 51: 11246–11248. doi: 10.1002/anie.201205743
- Issue published online: 30 OCT 2012
- Article first published online: 13 SEP 2012
- Manuscript Received: 18 JUL 2012
- Dow Resnick Bridge Award
- block copolymers;
- photonic crystals;
- ring-opening polymerization;
Colorful: Enabled by their reduced capacity for chain entanglement, high-molecular-weight brush block copolymers can rapidly self-assemble to photonic crystals. The blending of two polymers of different molecular weight can predictably modulate the sizes of the polymer domains, giving rise to a facile means of precision tuning of these photonic-band-gap materials.