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Crystals 2016, 6(5), 54; doi:10.3390/cryst6050054

Bottom-Up Assembly and Applications of Photonic Materials

CNRS, University of Bordeaux, CRPP, UPR 8641, F-33600 Pessac, France
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Academic Editor: Qingfeng Yan
Received: 12 April 2016 / Revised: 4 May 2016 / Accepted: 9 May 2016 / Published: 12 May 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Colloidal Crystals)

Abstract

The assembly of colloidal building-blocks is an efficient, inexpensive and flexible approach for the fabrication of a wide variety of photonic materials with designed shapes and large areas. In this review, the various assembly routes to the fabrication of colloidal crystals and their post-assembly modifications to the production of photonic materials are first described. Then, the emerging applications of the colloidal photonic structures in various fields such as biological and chemical sensing, anti-reflection, photovoltaics, and light extraction are summarized. View Full-Text
Keywords: photonic crystals; colloidal crystals; self-assembly; sensing; anti-reflection; photovoltaics photonic crystals; colloidal crystals; self-assembly; sensing; anti-reflection; photovoltaics
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Zheng, H.; Ravaine, S. Bottom-Up Assembly and Applications of Photonic Materials. Crystals 2016, 6, 54.

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