Nanoassembly of Polydisperse Photonic Crystals Based on Binary and Ternary Polymer Opal Alloys

Qibin Zhao, Christopher Finlayson, Christian G. Schafer, Peter Spahn, Markus Gallei, Lars Herrmann, Andrei Petukhov, Jeremy J. Baumberg

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Abstract

Ordered binary and ternary photonic crystals, composed of different sized polymer-composite spheres with diameter ratios up to 120%, are generated using bending-induced oscillatory shearing. This viscoelastic system creates polydisperse equilibrium structures, producing mixed opaline colored films with greatly reduced requirements for particle monodispersity, and very different sphere size ratios compared to other methods of nanoassembly.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1494-1500
Number of pages7
JournalAdvanced Optical Materials
Volume4
Issue number10
Early online date18 Jul 2016
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 20 Oct 2016

Keywords

  • alloys
  • nanoparticles
  • photonic crystals
  • polymers

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