Photonic crystals from emulsion templates

V. N. Manoharan, A. Imhof, J. D. Thorne, D. J. Pine

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Macroporous titania, which undergoes transition to the rutile phase by calcination without collapse of the pore structure, is obtained by polymerizing a titania sol suspended around "colloidal crystals" of oil droplets. The deformable template counteracts cracking of the titania phase. The Figure shows a scanning electron micrograph of a rutile sample with 200 nm pores obtained by the method described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)447-450
Number of pages4
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number6
StatePublished - Mar 16 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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