Photonic Crystals: 3D Network Magnetophotonic Crystals Fabricated on Morpho Butterfly Wing Templates (Adv. Funct. Mater. 10/2012)



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On page 2072, Shenmin Zhu, Di Zhang, and co-workers report the fabrication of a 3D network magnetite from Morpho butterfly wing using a simple two-step sol-gel method. The reported biomimetic technique provides an effective approach to produce magnetophotonic crystals, which are expected to open up an avenue for the creation of magneto-optical devices and theoretical research in this field.