Inverse mopho butterfly: A new approach to photonic crystal

Ji Zhong Zhang, Zhong Ze Gu, Hai Hua Chen, Akira Fujishima, Osamu Sato

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In this paper we showed a new approach for the fabrication of a photonic crystal with a three-dimensional structure. By replicating biomaterials such as the wing of Mopho butterfly with TiO 2 nanoparticles using the nanoparticles infiltration method, we can derive photonic crystals with unique structures, which is difficult to fabricate by other approaches. New optical properties are anticipated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1173-1176
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of nanoscience and nanotechnology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2006
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Bioengineering
  • General Chemistry
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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