Template-Directed Directionally Solidified 3D Mesostructured AgCl-KCl Eutectic Photonic Crystals

Jinwoo Kim, Larry K. Aagesen, Jun Hee Choi, Jaewon Choi, Ha Seong Kim, Jinyun Liu, Chae Ryong Cho, Jin Gu Kang, Ali Ramazani, Katsuyo Thornton, Paul V. Braun

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3D mesostructured AgCl-KCl photonic crystals emerge from colloidal templating of eutectic solidification. Solvent removal of the KCl phase results in a mesostructured AgCl inverse opal. The 3D-template-induced confinement leads to the emergence of a complex microstructure. The 3D mesostructured eutectic photonic crystals have a large stop band ranging from the near-infrared to the visible tuned by the processing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4551-4559
Number of pages9
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number31
StatePublished - Aug 1 2015


  • colloidal crystals
  • directional solidification
  • metamaterials
  • self-assembly

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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