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Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics
San Jose, California United States
May 16-21, 2010
ISBN: 978-1-55752-889-6
Photonic Crystal Devices (CThS)

Shear Ordering in Polymer Photonic Crystals

David R. Snoswell, Andreas Kontogeorgos, Jeremy J. Baumberg, Tim D. Lord, Malcolm R. Mackley, Peter Spahn, and Goetz P. Hellmann


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Time-resolved scattering spectra of flowing polymer-based colloidal opals are presented. Broadband spectra reflecting dynamic structural changes during a shear-ordering process reveal four distinct regimes of crystal growth and decay identified under different flow conditions.

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OCIS Codes
(050.0050) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction and gratings
(160.0160) Materials : Materials
(160.5470) Materials : Polymers
(050.5298) Diffraction and gratings : Photonic crystals

D. R. Snoswell, A. Kontogeorgos, J. J. Baumberg, T. D. Lord, M. R. Mackley, P. Spahn, and G. P. Hellmann, "Shear Ordering in Polymer Photonic Crystals," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics 2010, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2010), paper CThS5.

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