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Towards a full understanding of the growth dynamics and optical response of self-assembled photonic colloidal crystal films

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Recent advances in the comprehension of the growth dynamics of colloidal crystal films opens the door to rational design of experiments aiming at fabricating lattices in which the density of intrinsic defects is minimized. Since such imperfections have a dramatic effect on scattered light of wavelength smaller than the lattice constant, the evaluation of the experimental optical response at those energy ranges, based on the comparison to rigorous calculations, is identified as the most sensitive guide to accurately evaluate the progress towards the actual realization of defect-free colloidal crystals.

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The article was first published on 03 Nov 2008


Article type: Highlight
DOI: 10.1039/B811955D
Citation: J. Mater. Chem., 2009,19, 185-190
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    Towards a full understanding of the growth dynamics and optical response of self-assembled photonic colloidal crystal films

    G. S. Lozano, L. A. Dorado, R. A. Depine and H. Míguez, J. Mater. Chem., 2009, 19, 185
    DOI: 10.1039/B811955D

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