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Professors Shin-Tson Wu and Debashis Chanda publish paper in Nature Communications

/Featured Image Nature  CommunicationsProfessors Shin-Tson Wu and Debashis Chanda's paper titled "Polarization-independent actively tunable colour generation on imprinted plasmonic surfaces" is a cover/featured article in the June issue of Nature Communications. Other authors include Daniel Franklin, Yuan Chen, Abraham Vazquez-Guardado, Sushrut Modak, Javaneh Boroumand, and Daming Xu.

This paper appeared as a cover/featured article in the June issue of Nature Communications.

"Structural colour arising from nanostructured metallic surfaces offers many benefits compared to conventional pigmentation based display technologies, such as increased resolution and scalability of their optical response with structure dimensions. However, once these structures are fabricated their optical characteristics remain static, limiting their potential application. Here, by using a specially designed nanostructured plasmonic surface in conjunction with high birefringence liquid crystals, we demonstrate a tunable polarizationindependent reflective surface where the colour of the surface is changed as a function of applied voltage. A large range of colour tunability is achieved over previous reports by utilizing an engineered surface which allows full liquid crystal reorientation while maximizing the overlap between plasmonic fields and liquid crystal. In combination with imprinted structures of varying periods, a full range of colours spanning the entire visible spectrum is achieved, paving the way towards dynamic pixels for reflective displays."

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BBC News: Flexible 'skin-like' colour display developed

UCF Today: World’s First Full-Color, Flexible, Skin-like Display Developed at UCF

Central Florida Future: UCF researchers develop 1st full-color, skin-like display

NSF Tumblr  blog: Researchers funded by the National Science Foundation have figured out how to change the color of a surface by altering the voltage applied to it and included in the International Year of Light favorites.

Featured in Top Stories of 2015 from Photonics.com and Optics, Photonics Programs Are Lighting the Way.

 

Posted Monday, June 15, 2015

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