Four-dimensional screening anti-counterfeiting pattern by inkjet printed photonic crystals

Jue Hou, Huacheng Zhang, Bin Su, Mingzhu Li, Lei Jiang, Yanlin Song

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A four-dimensional screening anti-counterfeiting QR code composed of differently shaped photonic crystal (PC) dots has been fabricated that could display four images depending on different lighting conditions. By controlling the rheology of poly(dimethylsiloxane) (PDMS), three kinds of PC dots could be sequentially integrated into one pattern using the layer-by-layer printing strategy. The information can be encoded and stored in shapes and read out by the difference in optical properties
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2680-2685
Number of pages6
JournalChemistry-An Asian Journal
Issue number19
Publication statusPublished - 2016


  • anti-counterfeiting
  • inkjet printing
  • multiplexed optical screening
  • nanoparticles
  • photonic crystals
  • quick response code

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