A new technique produces kilometre-scale single-domain opaline photonic crystals from standard polymers by novel solvent-less nano-assembly. Stretching these unusual elastomeric opals induces new scattering color and enables many applications.
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J. Baumberg, "Extruding Opals: Self-assembling Active Soft NanoPhotonics on the Kilometre Scale," in Advanced Photonics, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper IWB1.
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