Focus on: Photonic Materials and Photonic Crystals

Here’s a selection of papers highlighting some of the recent research on photonic materials and photonic crystals published in Journal of Materials Chemistry. I hope you enjoy reading them.

Feature Article:
Fabrication of functional colloidal photonic crystals based on well-designed latex particles
Youzhuan Zhang ,  Jingxia Wang ,  Yu Huang ,  Yanlin Song and Lei Jiang
J. Mater. Chem., 2011, 21, 14113-14126   

Highlights:   
Biotemplating routes to three-dimensional photonic crystals
Matthew R. Jorgensen and Michael H. Bartl
J. Mater. Chem., 2011, 21, 10583-10591   

Fabrication of quantum dot-based photonic materials from small to large via interfacial self-assembly
Ziyi Yu ,  Cai-Feng Wang and Su Chen
J. Mater. Chem., 2011, 21, 8496-8501   

Papers:   
Visually readable and highly stable self-display photonic humidity sensor
Haibo Hu ,  Qian-Wang Chen ,  Kai Cheng and Jian Tang
J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22, 1021-1027   

Invisible photonic prints shown by water
Ruyang Xuan and Jianping Ge
J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22, 367-372   

Highly sensitive colorimetric sensing for heavy metal ions by strong polyelectrolyte photonic hydrogels
Wei Hong ,  Weihua Li ,  Xiaobin Hu ,  Binyuan Zhao ,  Fan Zhang and Di Zhang
J. Mater. Chem., 2011, 21, 17193-17201   

Fabrication of wafer-scale polystyrene photonic crystal multilayers via the layer-by-layer scooping transfer technique
Jeong Rok Oh ,  Jung Ho Moon ,  Sungho Yoon ,  Chan Ryang Park and Young Rag Do
J. Mater. Chem., 2011, 21, 14167-14172   

Photonic crystal pH sensor containing a planar defect for fast and enhanced response
Nébéwia Griffete ,  Hugo Frederich ,  Agnès Maître ,  Mohamed M. Chehimi ,  Serge Ravaine and Claire Mangeney
J. Mater. Chem., 2011, 21, 13052-13055   

Fabrication of carbon/refractory metal nanocomposites as thermally stable metallic photonic crystals
Prashant Nagpal ,  David P. Josephson ,  Nicholas R. Denny ,  Joseph DeWilde ,  David J. Norris and Andreas Stein
J. Mater. Chem., 2011, 21, 10836-10843   

Magnetically assembled photonic crystal film for humidity sensing
Ruyang Xuan ,  Qingsheng Wu ,  Yadong Yin and Jianping Ge
J. Mater. Chem., 2011, 21, 3672-3676   

Holographic fabrication of azo-dye-functionalized photonic structures
Yan Jun Liu ,  Hai Tao Dai and Xiao Wei Sun
J. Mater. Chem., 2011, 21, 2982-2986   

Amplifying fluorescence sensing based on inverse opal photonic crystal toward trace TNT detection
Heng Li ,  Jingxia Wang ,  Zelin Pan ,  Liying Cui ,  Liang Xu ,  Rongming Wang ,  Yanlin Song and Lei Jiang
J. Mater. Chem., 2011, 21, 1730-1735   

Colorful detection of organic solvents based on responsive organic/inorganic hybrid one-dimensional photonic crystals
Zhanhua Wang ,  Junhu Zhang ,  Jiaxin Li ,  Jing Xie ,  Yunfeng Li ,  Sen Liang ,  Zhicheng Tian ,  Chuang Li ,  Zhaoyi Wang ,  Tieqiang Wang ,  Hao Zhang and Bai Yang
J. Mater. Chem., 2011, 21, 1264-1270   

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