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Continuously tuneable optical filters from self-assembled block copolymer blends

Adawi, Ali. M.; Fairclough, J. Patrick A.; Adawi, Ali; Parnell, Andrew J.; Pryke, Andrew; Mykhaylyk, Oleksandr O.; Howse, Jonathan R.; Adawi, Ali M.; Terrill, Nicholas J.; Fairclough, J. Patrick A


Ali. M. Adawi

J. Patrick A. Fairclough

Andrew J. Parnell

Andrew Pryke

Oleksandr O. Mykhaylyk

Jonathan R. Howse

Nicholas J. Terrill

J. Patrick A Fairclough


We demonstrate that two symmetric high molecular weight diblock copolymers, of differing molecular weights, can be blended together and subsequently shear aligned to form one photonic structure without macrophase separation. The lameller period depends on the composition of the blend and gives a photonic structure that is easily tuneable in the wavelength range (λ peak = 400-850 nm). © The Royal Society of Chemistry 2011.


Parnell, A. J., Pryke, A., Mykhaylyk, O. O., Howse, J. R., Adawi, A. M., Terrill, N. J., & Fairclough, J. P. A. (2011). Continuously tuneable optical filters from self-assembled block copolymer blends. Soft matter, 7(8), 3721.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jan 17, 2011
Online Publication Date Feb 4, 2011
Publication Date Apr 21, 2011
Print ISSN 1744-683X
Electronic ISSN 1744-6848
Publisher Royal Society of Chemistry
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 7
Issue 8
Pages 3721
Keywords General Chemistry; Condensed Matter Physics
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