Fabrication of free-standing non-close-packed opal films

Wang, Likui, Yan, Qingfeng and Zhao, X. S. (2006) Fabrication of free-standing non-close-packed opal films. Journal of Materials Chemistry, 16 47: 4598-4602. doi:10.1039/b611013d

Author Wang, Likui
Yan, Qingfeng
Zhao, X. S.
Title Fabrication of free-standing non-close-packed opal films
Journal name Journal of Materials Chemistry   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0959-9428
Publication date 2006
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1039/b611013d
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 16
Issue 47
Start page 4598
End page 4602
Total pages 5
Place of publication Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
Publisher Royal Society of Chemistry Publishing
Language eng
Formatted abstract
This article reports an approach to the fabrication of free-standing non-close-packed opal films. In this approach a chemical vapor deposition technique was employed to deposit a layer of silica on the interior surface of a silica inverse opal, thus the sizes of the air spheres and connections of the inverse opal were reduced to yield a non-close-packed inverse opal. After infiltration of styrene monomer with subsequent polymerization, followed by removal of the silica framework, a non-close-packed polystyrene opal film consisting of polystyrene spheres connected by polystyrene cylinders was obtained. The sizes of the spheres and the cylinders can be tuned by changing the thickness of the silica layer deposited earlier on the inverse opal, allowing one to control the structure of the non-close-packed polystyrene opal film. © The Royal Society of Chemistry 2006.
Keyword Fcc Photonic Crystals
Colloidal Crystals
Macroporous Polymers
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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