The Smart Polymer Materials group led by Prof. Chen Tao on the Ningbo Institute of Materials Technology and Engineering (NIMTE) of Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) has developed a fluorescent organohydrogel which might function an efficient platform for the encryption and decryption of secret data, in cooperation with researchers at Beihang University. The examine was printed in Advanced Functional Materials.
In current a long time, new anti-counterfeiting supplies and corresponding encryption/ decryption applied sciences, together with holograms, watermarks, safety codes and fluorescent patterns, have achieved unprecedented improvement.
As an efficient method for anti-counterfeiting, stimuli-responsive fluorescent patterns exhibit dynamic shade change upon exterior stimuli, together with warmth, irradiation, mechanical pressure, and so on., thus gaining a lot consideration. However, it’s nonetheless difficult to manufacture clever fluorescent patterns with steady shade change, particularly below a single stimulus.
Through a two-step interpenetrating approach, the researchers at NIMTE developed a fluorescent organohydrogel p(DMA-DEAN)/p(SMA-SPMA) as an anti-counterfeiting materials which consists of a hydrophilic p(DMA-DEAN) community emitting green-yellow fluorescence and a hydrophobic p(SMA-SPMA) community with photochromic functionality.
The fabricated heterogeneous organohydrogel reveals dynamic fluorescence shade change from authentic inexperienced then to yellow and purple upon ultraviolet (UV) irradiation by way of the fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET) course of, and might even recuperate to authentic state in response to seen mild.
In addition, the loading and encryption of secret information will be achieved by partially treating organohydrogel with H+ resolution, attributable to that the introduction of H+ can inhibit the FRET course of. During the decryption course of, the hidden data displays a dynamic fluorescence variation.
The technique could present a brand new thought for the design and improvement of superior fluorescent anti-counterfeiting supplies with dynamic color change, thus enhancing the data safety.
Xiaoxia Le et al, Heterogeneous Fluorescent Organohydrogel Enables Dynamic Anti‐Counterfeiting, Advanced Functional Materials (2021). DOI: 10.1002/adfm.202108365
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