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Advanced materials (Deerfield Beach, Fla.)

Chromogenic Photonic Crystals Enabled by Novel Vapor-Responsive Shape-Memory Polymers.


PMID 25981680

Abstract

A new type of shape-memory polymer (SMP) is developed by integrating scientific principles drawn from two disparate fields: the fast-growing photonic crystal and SMP technologies. This new SMP enables room-temperature operation for the entire shape-memory cycle and instantaneous shape recovery triggered by exposure to a variety of organic vapors.

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