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15 September 2004 Optical and morphological study of compound polymer opals
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An optical and morphological study has been carried out to understand the role of intrinsic defects in opal-based photonic crystals. The inherent polydispersity in sphere size distribution yields imperfect crystallizations and worsens the photonic properties of these systems. By doping poly-(mehtymethacrylate) thin films opals with polystyrene spheres of larger size it is possible to study the disorder caused by the dopants and the negative influence in the optical response. In addition, it is feasible to grow mixed structures (alloys) with intermediate photonic properties by mixing spheres of different nature and the same size.
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Beatriz Hernandez-Juarez, Elisa Palacios-Lidon, Elizabeth Castillo-Martinez, and Cefe Lopez "Optical and morphological study of compound polymer opals", Proc. SPIE 5450, Photonic Crystal Materials and Nanostructures, (15 September 2004); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.544964
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