Cover Picture: Functionalization of Crystalline Colloidal Arrays through Click Chemistry (Adv. Mater. 21/2007)

Authors

  • D. D. Evanoff Jr.,

    1. Center for Optical Materials Science and Engineering Technologies, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Clemson University, Clemson, SC 29634-0971 (USA)
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  • S. E. Hayes,

    1. Center for Optical Materials Science and Engineering Technologies, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Clemson University, Clemson, SC 29634-0971 (USA)
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  • Y. Ying,

    1. Center for Optical Materials Science and Engineering Technologies, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Clemson University, Clemson, SC 29634-0971 (USA)
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  • G. H. Shim,

    1. Center for Optical Materials Science and Engineering Technologies, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Clemson University, Clemson, SC 29634-0971 (USA)
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  • J. R. Lawrence,

    1. Center for Optical Materials Science and Engineering Technologies, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Clemson University, Clemson, SC 29634-0971 (USA)
    2. Current address: Centre for Advanced Functional Materials & Devices, University of Wales, UK
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  • J. B. Carroll,

    1. Center for Optical Materials Science and Engineering Technologies, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Clemson University, Clemson, SC 29634-0971 (USA)
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  • R. D. Roeder,

    1. Center for Optical Materials Science and Engineering Technologies, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Clemson University, Clemson, SC 29634-0971 (USA)
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  • J. M. Houchins,

    1. Center for Optical Materials Science and Engineering Technologies, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Clemson University, Clemson, SC 29634-0971 (USA)
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  • C. F. Huebner,

    1. Center for Optical Materials Science and Engineering Technologies, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Clemson University, Clemson, SC 29634-0971 (USA)
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  • S. H. Foulger

    1. Center for Optical Materials Science and Engineering Technologies, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Clemson University, Clemson, SC 29634-0971 (USA)
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Abstract

Photonic crystals based on electrostatically-stabilized colloidal arrays dispersed in a liquid medium are of interest to materials scientists partly because of the optical tuning afforded to theses systems with a variation in interparticle distance. On p. 3507, Stephen Foulger and co-workers from Clemson University, USA report on a general strategy for the preparation of well-defined and regioselectively functionalized ordered colloidal particles through the exploitation of “click” chemistry. Click transformations have found utility in the synthesis and/or functionalization of a range of systems. In addition, the solvochromic tuning of the ordered arrays is employed to modify the emission spectra of the surface-attached photoluminescent dyes.

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