Large-area electric-field-induced colloidal single crystals for photonic applications

A Yethiraj, Job Thijssen, A Wouterse, A van Blaaderen

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Abstract

A. technique to grow millimeter-scale (3 mm x 0.5 mm) electric-field-induced colloidal single crystals and a polymerization process that immobilizes them, allowing drying and reversal of the refractive-index contrast, is presented. The Figure shows a 2D diffraction pattern under white-light illumination from a crystal; the hexagonal symmetry pattern is characteristic of a close-packed lattice.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)596-+
Number of pages6
JournalAdvanced Materials
Volume16
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 5 Apr 2004

Keywords

  • HARD-SPHERE
  • OPTICAL-PROPERTIES
  • STACKING-FAULTS
  • ARRAYS
  • DEPOSITION
  • PARTICLES
  • THICKNESS
  • LATTICES
  • AIR

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Large-area electric-field-induced colloidal single crystals for photonic applications'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this