Converting capsules to sensors for nondestructive analysis: from cargo-responsive self-sensing to functional characterization
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A general concept of converting capsules into sensors is reported. Such simple conversion enables instantaneous nondestructive analysis for applications such as controlled release and energy storage among others. Converted capsule sensors are responsive in emission colors to varying core cargos via the incorporation of a solvatochromic fluorophore under excitation. Such cargo-responsive self-sensing abilities facilitate their application in capsule-level analysis such as cargo retention-leakage detection and release implications, as well as defect identification. The versatile concept is shown as an auxiliary tool in thermal energy storage to visualize phase transition, exhibiting promising potentials in application-level characterization.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces|
|Early online date||14 Jan 2019|
|Publication status||Published - 6 Mar 2019|
- capsule, fluorescence, leakage, nondestructive, phase change materials, retention, sensor, thermal energy storage