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Crystals 2016, 6(8), 99; doi:10.3390/cryst6080099

Photonic Crystals with an Eye Pattern Similar to Peacock Tail Feathers

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College of Resources and Environment, Jilin Agricultural University, Changchun 130118, China
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Key Laboratory of Bio-Inspired Smart Interface Sciences, Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, China
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Academic Editor: Qingfeng Yan
Received: 29 May 2016 / Revised: 27 July 2016 / Accepted: 16 August 2016 / Published: 20 August 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Colloidal Crystals)
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Abstract

A facile fabrication of photonic crystals (PCs) with an eye pattern similar to peacock tail feathers has been demonstrated by self-assembly of colloidal particles in a sandwich mode. The sandwich mode is formed by superhydrophilic flat substrate sandwiching the poly(styrene-methyl methacrylate-arylic acid) (Poly(St-MMA-AA)) latex suspension (2 wt%) by the hydrophobic one. The patterns are characterized by optical microscopy images, reflection spectra, and the relative scanning electronic microscope images. This work will provide beneficial help for the understanding of the self-assembly process of colloidal crystals. View Full-Text
Keywords: photonic crystals; self-assembly; eyes pattern on peacock tail feathers photonic crystals; self-assembly; eyes pattern on peacock tail feathers
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Wang, M.; Meng, F.; Wu, H.; Wang, J. Photonic Crystals with an Eye Pattern Similar to Peacock Tail Feathers. Crystals 2016, 6, 99.

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