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  1. Electrochemical Deposition of Azobenzene-Containing Network Films with High-Contrast and Stable Photoresponse

    Ruiyang Zhao, Xuepeng Zhan, Liang Yao, Qidai Chen, Zengqi Xie and Yuguang Ma

    Article first published online: 12 FEB 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201500646

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    High quality electrochemical deposition film with sensitively photoresponsive assembled action is fabricated with 2-(4-(9,9-bis(6-(9H-carbazol-9-yl)hexyl)-9H-fluoren-2-yl)phenyl)-1-(4-(9,9-bis(6-(9H-carbazol-9-yl)hexyl)-9H-fluoren-7-yl)phenyl)diazene (BFCzAzo). The cross-linked film is patterned in large area by 355 nm interfering laser beam irradiation with excellent thermal stability and insoluble ability in both organic and inorganic solvents. And the reversibility of the nanopattern is achieved by 550 nm laser beam irradiation.

  2. Responsive Copolymer Brushes of Poly[(2-(Methacryloyloxy)Ethyl) Trimethylammonium Chloride] (PMETAC) and Poly(1H,1H,2H,2H-Perfluorodecyl acrylate) (PPFDA) to Modulate Surface Wetting Properties

    Nikolaos Politakos, Stavros Azinas and Sergio Enrique Moya

    Article first published online: 12 FEB 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201500630

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    Amphiphilic copolymer brushes with a polyelectrolyte block of poly[(2-(methacryloyloxy)ethyl)trimethylammonium chloride] (PMETAC) and a hydrophobic block of 1H,1H,2H,2H-perfluorodecyl acrylate (PPFDA) are synthesized via RAFT polymerization in order to produce surfaces with a tunable wettability.

  3. Microphase Separation within Disk Shaped Aggregates of Triblock Bottlebrushes

    Meiling Long, Yi Shi, Ke Zhang and Yongming Chen

    Article first published online: 11 FEB 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201500686

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    Disk-like multicompartment micelles with a lamellar pattern are obtained by self-assembly of AbBA bottlebrush polymers. This is a straightforward approach to fabricate disk-like nanoobjects with a sub-10 nm internal ordered structure.

  4. Rewritable Optical Storage with a Spiropyran Doped Liquid Crystal Polymer Film

    Gia Petriashvili, Maria Penelope De Santo, Lali Devadze, Tsisana Zurabishvili, Nino Sepashvili, Ramla Gary and Riccardo Barberi

    Article first published online: 10 FEB 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201500626

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    Rewritable optical storagehas been obtained in a spiropyran doped liquid crystal polymer film. Pictures can be recorded on films upon irradiation with UV light and they can be rapidly erased using visible light. Films present good resistance to photofatigue and high spatial resolution and they are suitable for real-time image recording applications.

  5. Redox-Switchable Surface Wrinkling on Polyaniline Film

    Jixun Xie, Chuanyong Zong, Xue Han, Haipeng Ji, Juanjuan Wang, Xiu Yang and Conghua Lu

    Article first published online: 10 FEB 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/marc.201500700

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    A redox-switchable polyaniline wrinkling system, with a high switching speed and excellent reversibility, is demonstrated here for the first time. The wrinkled/dewrinkled states on polyaniline film are reversibly modulated through a simple chemical redox process along with the conversion between different redox states. This work paves the way to fabricate redox-responsive surface patterns.