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Thin film photonic crystals: synthesis and characterisation

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Abstract

The results of an investigation of the major factors that influence colloidal self-assembly of thin film photonic crystals are reported. The effect of temperature, relative humidity, sphere diameter, colloidal concentration and substrate angle were investigated: the results establish clearly that temperature is the most critical factor. Quantitative analysis of the results using Design of Experiments methodology has identified the optimum conditions for the growth of large area, low defect density thin film photonic crystals.

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The article was received on 04 Sep 2003, accepted on 14 Oct 2003 and first published on 04 Nov 2003


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/B310759K
Citation: J. Mater. Chem., 2004,14, 144-150
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    Thin film photonic crystals: synthesis and characterisation

    M. A. McLachlan, N. P. Johnson, R. M. D. L. Rue and D. W. McComb, J. Mater. Chem., 2004, 14, 144
    DOI: 10.1039/B310759K

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