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Chem. Soc. Rev., 2013,42, 2528-2554
01 Aug 2012,
First published online
02 Nov 2012
In this tutorial review we highlight fundamental aspects of the physics underpinning the science of photonic crystals, provide insight into building-block assembly routes to the fabrication of different photonic crystal structures and compositions, discuss their properties and describe how these relate to function, and finally take a glimpse into future applications.
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