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- 3Poly (N-Isopropylacrylamide)-Based Microgels
- 2Microgel-Based Etalons
Optical devices were fabricated by sandwiching a “monolithic” poly(N-isopropylacrylamide-co-N-(3-aminopropyl) methacrylamide hydrochloride) (pNIPAm-co-APMAH) microgel layer between two semitransparent Au layers. These devices, referred to as etalons, exhibit characteristic multipeak reflectance...
In this investigation, we show that RNA can be separated from a solution containing DNA and RNA and the isolated RNA can be detected using poly (N-isopropylacrylamide-co-N-(3-aminopropyl) methacrylamide hydrochloride) microgel-based optical devices (etalons). The isolation of RNA was accomplished...
Dual pH and temperature sensitive microgel-based etalons were fabricated by sandwiching a “monolithic” microgel layer between two semitransparent, Au layers. The devices exhibit visual color and multipeak reflectance spectra, both of which primarily depend on the distance between the Au surfaces...
Light switchable optical materials from azobenzene crosslinked poly(N-isopropylacrylamide)-based microgelsDownload
4,40 -Di(acrylamido)-azobenzene was used as a crosslinker in poly(Nisopropylacrylamide)-based microgels. The microgels were subsequently used to fabricate microgel-based optical materials (etalons), which exhibited optical properties that were switchable upon exposure to UV irradiation. We also...
Microgel-based etalon coated quartz crystal microbalances for detecting solution pH: The effect of Au overlayer thicknessDownload
Poly (N-isopropylacrylamide)-co-acrylic acid (pNIPAm-co-AAc) microgels were “painted” on the Au electrode of a quartz crystal microbalance (QCM). Another Au layer (overlayer) was subsequently deposited on the microgel layer. This structure is known as a microgel-based etalon. These devices have...
Penetration of polyelectrolytes into charged poly (N-isopropylacrylamide) microgel layers confined between two surfacesDownload
pH and temperature sensitive poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) (pNIPAm) microgel-based etalons were fabricated by sandwiching a “monolithic” microgel layer between two semitransparent, 15 nm Au layers. The devices exhibit visual color and multipeak reflectance spectra, both of which primarily depend on...
Photothermally induced optical property changes of poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) microgel-based etalonsDownload
Poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) microgel-based optical devices were designed such that they can be stimulated to change their optical properties in response to light produced by a light-emitting diode (LED). The devices were fabricated by sandwiching the synthesized microgels between two Cr/Au layers...
Optical sensors for environmental humidity have been constructed from poly (N-isopropylacrylamide)-co-acrylic acid (pNIPAm-co-AAc) microgels. The devices were constructed by first depositing a monolithic layer of pNIPAm-co-AAc microgels on a Au-coated glass substrate followed by the addition of...
Poly (N-isopropylacrylamide) microgel-based etalons and etalon arrays for determining the molecular weight of polymers in solutionDownload
Positively and/or negatively charged poly (N-isopropylacrylamide)-based microgels were deposited on a single substrate and isolated regions of Au overlayers were deposited on top of the microgels. Each spatially isolated Au overlayer region had a different thickness to make an etalon array. We...
Responsive polymer-based materials have found numerous applications due to their ease of synthesis and the variety of stimuli that they can be made responsive to. In this review, we highlight the group’s efforts utilizing thermoresponsive poly (N-isopropylacrylamide) (pNIPAm) microgel-based...