Photonic Papers and Inks: Color Writing with Colorless Materials

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(Under Construction: Ian Burgess, Spring 2012)


References

H. Fudouzi, Y.N. Xia, Photonic Papers and Inks: Color Writing with Colorless Materials, Advanced Materials, 15, 892-896 (2003).

Summary

This paper describes a technique to exploit solvent swelling of an elastomeric matrix as a photonic ink, capable of writing color patterns while each component material is "colorless" (i.e. does not absorb visible light).

Discussion

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