Volume 2, Issue 4
Structural Colored Fibers Based on the Photonic Crystal Structures by Colloidal Assembly

Ke-Qin Zhang

Journal of Fiber Bioengineering & Informatics, 2 (2009), pp. 214-218.

Published online: 2010-02

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In this paper the perspectives of structural colored fibers based on photonic crystal structures are discussed. These fibers display the distinctive colors, which are determined by the lattice constants of the photonic crystals. The color-changing capability of photonic fibers with potential applications in dynamic signage and environmentally adaptive coloration is demonstrated. The fibers are fabricated by the silica or polystyrene colloidal particles to the periodically ordered interconnecting structure in a cylindrical shape. The visible light is coherently diffracted on the surface of the fibers, which produces a shinning color in a narrow range of wavelength. Importantly, no dyes or colorants are used in fabrication of such fibers, thus making the fibers resistant to color fading. This method of making colorful fibers could be a promising way to reduce environmental pollution in the dying industry. Additionally, by changing the reflective index or lattice constant of a photonic fiber, its reflected colors change proportionally to the shift of reflective index or lattice constant, thus enabling visually interactive and sensing textiles responsive to the external stimuli.

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Structural color photonic crystal colloidal particle fiber

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@Article{JFBI-2-214, author = {}, title = {Structural Colored Fibers Based on the Photonic Crystal Structures by Colloidal Assembly}, journal = {Journal of Fiber Bioengineering and Informatics}, year = {2010}, volume = {2}, number = {4}, pages = {214--218}, abstract = {In this paper the perspectives of structural colored fibers based on photonic crystal structures are discussed. These fibers display the distinctive colors, which are determined by the lattice constants of the photonic crystals. The color-changing capability of photonic fibers with potential applications in dynamic signage and environmentally adaptive coloration is demonstrated. The fibers are fabricated by the silica or polystyrene colloidal particles to the periodically ordered interconnecting structure in a cylindrical shape. The visible light is coherently diffracted on the surface of the fibers, which produces a shinning color in a narrow range of wavelength. Importantly, no dyes or colorants are used in fabrication of such fibers, thus making the fibers resistant to color fading. This method of making colorful fibers could be a promising way to reduce environmental pollution in the dying industry. Additionally, by changing the reflective index or lattice constant of a photonic fiber, its reflected colors change proportionally to the shift of reflective index or lattice constant, thus enabling visually interactive and sensing textiles responsive to the external stimuli.}, issn = {2617-8699}, doi = {https://doi.org/10.3993/jfbi03201002}, url = {http://global-sci.org/intro/article_detail/jfbi/5008.html} }
TY - JOUR T1 - Structural Colored Fibers Based on the Photonic Crystal Structures by Colloidal Assembly JO - Journal of Fiber Bioengineering and Informatics VL - 4 SP - 214 EP - 218 PY - 2010 DA - 2010/02 SN - 2 DO - http://doi.org/10.3993/jfbi03201002 UR - https://global-sci.org/intro/article_detail/jfbi/5008.html KW - Structural color KW - photonic crystal KW - colloidal particle KW - fiber AB - In this paper the perspectives of structural colored fibers based on photonic crystal structures are discussed. These fibers display the distinctive colors, which are determined by the lattice constants of the photonic crystals. The color-changing capability of photonic fibers with potential applications in dynamic signage and environmentally adaptive coloration is demonstrated. The fibers are fabricated by the silica or polystyrene colloidal particles to the periodically ordered interconnecting structure in a cylindrical shape. The visible light is coherently diffracted on the surface of the fibers, which produces a shinning color in a narrow range of wavelength. Importantly, no dyes or colorants are used in fabrication of such fibers, thus making the fibers resistant to color fading. This method of making colorful fibers could be a promising way to reduce environmental pollution in the dying industry. Additionally, by changing the reflective index or lattice constant of a photonic fiber, its reflected colors change proportionally to the shift of reflective index or lattice constant, thus enabling visually interactive and sensing textiles responsive to the external stimuli.
Ke-Qin Zhang. (2019). Structural Colored Fibers Based on the Photonic Crystal Structures by Colloidal Assembly. Journal of Fiber Bioengineering and Informatics. 2 (4). 214-218. doi:10.3993/jfbi03201002
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