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Water-responsive dual-coloured photonic polymer coatings based on cholesteric liquid crystals

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)94650-94653
Number of pages4
JournalRSC Advances
Issue number115
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes
Publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


This work describes a straightforward method to prepare patterned photonic coatings which alter their colour when exposed to water. Various kinds of dual-coloured patterns were made, which become visible or fade away when placed in water. These effects are reversible and can be repeated many times.