Tunable and Responsive Structural Color from Polymeric Microstructured Surfaces Enabled by Interference of Totally Internally Reflected Light

@inproceedings{Goodling2020TunableAR,
  title={Tunable and Responsive Structural Color from Polymeric Microstructured Surfaces Enabled by Interference of Totally Internally Reflected Light},
  author={Amy E. Goodling and Sara Nagelberg and Mathias Kolle and Lauren D. Zarzar},
  year={2020}
}
This report describes a straightforward and versatile approach to the fabrication of polymer films composed of microscale dome or well features that create structural color by interference from tot... 
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