Synthesis of SiO 2 photonic crystals via self-organization of colloidal particles

A. S. Sinitskii, A. V. Knotko, Yu D. Tret'yakov

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Photonic crystals were prepared from monodisperse submicron-sized SiO 2 spheres. The crystals were shown to have an fcc lattice. The principal types of defects and mechanisms of defect formation in the crystals were analyzed. Optical measurements revealed a minimum in transmission, attributable to the diffraction of light by the (111) planes of the fcc lattice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1178-1184
Number of pages7
JournalInorganic Materials
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 2005
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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