Polymer-Based Photonic Crystals (pages 421–425)
A. C. Edrington, A. M. Urbas, P. DeRege, C. X. Chen, T. M. Swager, N. Hadjichristidis, M. Xenidou, L. J. Fetters, J. D. Joannopoulos, Y. Fink and E. L. Thomas
Version of Record online: 15 MAR 2001 | DOI: 10.1002/1521-4095(200103)13:6<421::AID-ADMA421>3.0.CO;2-#
The development of polymers as photonic crystals is highlighted, placing special emphasis on self-assembled block copolymers. 1D self-assembled multilayers as well as 2D and 3D self-assembled structures are examined, then intricate block polymer structures such as that shown in the Figure are discussed as are birefringent multilayer and elastomeric films.