Control over ordering in colloidal crystals using surface templating

Mathieu Allard*, Edward H. Sargent, Robert K. Golding, Eugenia Kumacheva

*Corresponding author for this work

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Colloidal crystals offer a simple and versatile route to implement photonic crystals without recourse to complex top-down nanolithographic patterning. Thus, colloidal crystal fabricated by sedimentation from a dispersion of colloid spherical particles often have small grain size and a high density of defects. This paper reports the deposition of colloidal crystals on holographically produced textured substrates that induce long-range ordering in the crystal.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages2
StatePublished - 2002
EventQuantum Electronics and Laser Science (QELS) 2002 - Long Beach, CA, United States
Duration: May 19 2002May 24 2002


OtherQuantum Electronics and Laser Science (QELS) 2002
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLong Beach, CA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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