Photonic crystal nanostructures, whose photonic properties can be tuned in response to external stimuli, are desired for a wide range of applications in colour displays, biological and chemical sensors, and inks and paints. Until now there is no single resource which gives a complete overview of these exciting smart materials.
Responsive Photonic Nanostructures: Smart Nanoscale Optical Materials details the fabrication of photonic crystal structures through self-assembly approaches, general strategies and approaches for creating responsive photonic structures for different responsive systems such as chemical, optical, electrical and magnetic as well as their applications.
With contributions from leading experts in the field, this comprehensive summary on Responsive Photonic Nanostructures is suitable for postgraduates and researchers in academia and industry interested in smart materials and their potential applications.
Yadong Yin obtained his BS (1996) and MS (1998) in Chemistry from the University of Science and Technology of China, and then received his PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Washington in 2002. He then worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, Berkeley, and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL). After serving as a staff scientist at LBNL for one year, he joined the Department of Chemistry at the University of California, Riverside as an assistant professor in 2006. His research interests include materials chemistry, surface and colloidal chemistry, and self-assembly processes, with a focus particularly on nanostructured materials and their photonic, bioanalytical, and catalytic applications.
Responsive Bragg Reflectors; Stop Bands in Photonic Crystals: From Tuning to Sensing; Opal Photonic Crystal Films with Tunable Structural Color; Tuning Color and Chroma of Opal and Inverse Opal Structures; Optical Properties of Tunable Photonic Crystals Using Liquid Crystals; Tunable Colloidal Crystals Immobilized in Soft Hydrogels; Applications of Stimuli-Sensitive Inverse Opal Gels; Bionispired Fabrication of Colloidal Photonic Crystals with Controllable Optical Properties and Wettability; Magnetic Assembly and Tuning of Colloidal Responsive Photonic Nanostructures; Chemical Routes to Fabricate Three-Dimensional Magnetophotonic Crystals; Polymer Nanocomposites: Conductivity, Deformations and Photo-Actuation;