A simple self-assembly method for colloidal photonic crystals with a large area

Jianguo Deng, Xiaoming Tao, Pei Li, Pu Xue, Yihe Zhang, Xiaohong Sun, Cheong Kwan Kai

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Colloidal photonic crystals were fabricated using polystyrene particles (180 nm) and PMMA particles (450 nm), respectively, with a new and simple self-assembly method without special equipment. SEM images indicate that the prepared samples have ordered structures with few defects. The position of the stop-band scale nicely agrees with the particles' size. The sintering process of the PS photonic crystal film was studied with AFM heating system.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)573-578
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Colloid and Interface Science
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jun 2005


  • Colloid particle
  • Photonic crystal
  • Stop band

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Biomaterials
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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