Title

Photochemically and Thermally Tunable Planar Defects in Colloidal Photonic Crystals

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2005

Abstract

We report a bottom-up synthesis of a photochemically and thermally active azobenzene-based polyelectrolyte multilayer (PEM) planar defect embedded in a colloidal photonic crystal (CPC). Both photoisomerization and thermal cycling lead to a precise tuning of an intragap transmitting state induced by the PEM structural defect.

Journal

Journal of American Chemistry

Volume

127

Issue

26

First Page

9318

Last Page

9319