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Fabrication and characterization of three-dimensional silver/air inverted opal photonic crystals

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Abstract

Photonic crystals made from noble metals such as silver are an interesting class of material for many applications such as chemical sensing, solar cells or photonics. Their fabrication suffers from a lack of reproducibility, and complicated and aggressive processes. In this paper we show a simple and reproducible method based on the black and white photography process, to get a self standing 3D silver photonic crystal. Their characterization by SEM and TEM allowed us to interpret the process, and optical analysis made in reflection and transmission were used to find out eventual coupling between surface plasmon polaritons and the photonics properties of the structure itself.

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The article was received on 21 May 2010, accepted on 02 Jul 2010 and first published on 09 Aug 2010


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C0JM01554G
Citation: J. Mater. Chem., 2010,20, 7870-7874
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    Fabrication and characterization of three-dimensional silver/air inverted opal photonic crystals

    M. Salaün, B. Corbett, S. B. Newcomb and M. E. Pemble, J. Mater. Chem., 2010, 20, 7870
    DOI: 10.1039/C0JM01554G

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