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- A Robust Smart Window: Reversibly Switching from High Transparency to Angle-Independent Structural Color Display
Dengteng Ge, Elaine Lee, Lili Yang, Yigil Cho, Min Li, Daniel S. Gianola and Shu Yang
Article first published online: 2 MAR 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/adma.201500281
A smart window is fabricated from a composite consisting of elastomeric poly(dimethylsiloxane) embedded with a thin layer of quasi-amorphous silica nanoparticles. The smart window can be switched from the initial highly transparent state to opaqueness and displays angle-independent structural color via mechanical stretching. The switchable optical property can be fully recovered after 1000 stretching/releasing cycles.
- Solvent-Free Liquid Crystals and Liquids Based on Genetically Engineered Supercharged Polypeptides with High Elasticity
Kai Liu, Diego Pesce, Chao Ma, Michael Tuchband, Min Shuai, Dong Chen, Juanjuan Su, Qing Liu, Jennifer Y. Gerasimov, Anke Kolbe, Wojciech Zajaczkowski, Wojciech Pisula, Klaus Müllen, Noel A. Clark and Andreas Herrmann
Article first published online: 2 MAR 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/adma.201405182
A series of solvent-free elastin-like polypeptide liquid crystals and liquids are developed by electrostatic complexation of supercharged elastin-like polypeptides with surfactants. The smectic mesophases exhibit a high elasticity and the values can be easily tuned by varying the alkyl chain lengths of the surfactants or the lengths of the elastin-like polypeptides.
- You have free access to this contentSensors: Highly Sensitive and Selective Liquid-Phase Sensors Based on a Solvent-Resistant Organic-Transistor Platform (Adv. Mater. 9/2015) (page 1470)
Moo Yeol Lee, Hyeong Jun Kim, Gwan Yeong Jung, A-Reum Han, Sang Kyu Kwak, Bumjoon J. Kim and Joon Hak Oh
Article first published online: 2 MAR 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/adma.201570058
Organic-transistor sensors that can detect liquid-phase organic solvents are developed via a crosslinking approach of the semiconducting layer by B. J. Kim, J. H. Oh, and co-workers on page 1540. Sensors composed of a crosslinked poly(3-hexylthiophene) (P3HT)-azide copolymer and a calixarene derivative exhibit highly sensitive and selective sensing behaviors, owing to the selective binding effects of liquid analytes with the calixarene-functionalized P3HT, substantially extending the range of practical applications.