Self-assembled colloidal structures for photonics

@article{Kim2011SelfassembledCS,
  title={Self-assembled colloidal structures for photonics},
  author={Shin‐Hyun Kim and Su Yeon Lee and Seung‐Man Yang and Gi‐Ra Yi},
  journal={Npg Asia Materials},
  year={2011},
  volume={3},
  pages={25-33}
}
Colloidal self-assembly has been investigated as a promising and practical approach for the fabrication of photonic nanostructures, including colloidal crystals, composite and inverse opals, and photonic glasses. Depending on the interactions between the colloidal particles, colloidal structures can be affected dramatically and modulated by applying an additional external field. Furthermore, in contrast to other approaches, self-assembled nanostructures with large areas or designed shapes can… 

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