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Benjamin Michaelis, David R. E. Snoswell, Nicholas A. W. Bell, Peter Spahn, Goetz P. Hellmann, Chris E. Finlayson and Jeremy J. Baumberg Generating Lithographically-Defined Tunable Printed Structural Color Advanced Engineering Materials 15

Version of Record online: 22 MAY 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/adem.201300089

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A tunable method for generating non-fading printed structural color is demonstrated. The process involves the rapid generation and self-assembly of particle strings, using standard colloidal polymeric particles and AC electric fields, with no requirement for a “wash-out” step. By using an organic UV-curable medium, we demonstrate that these tunable structures can be permanently fixed in a flexible polymer matrix and thus are suitable for printing applications.

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