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Rhombicuboctahedral Three-Dimensional Photonic Quasicrystals

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  • Alexandra Ledermann,

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    1. Institut für Nanotechnologie, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1, D-76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen (Germany)
    • Institut für Nanotechnologie, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1, D-76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen (Germany).
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  • Martin Wegener,

    1. Institut für Nanotechnologie, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1, D-76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen (Germany)
    2. Institut für Angewandte Physik and DFG-Center for Functional Nanostructures (CFN) Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) Wolfgang-Gaede-Straße 1, D-76131 Karlsruhe (Germany)
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  • Georg von Freymann

    1. Institut für Nanotechnologie, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1, D-76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen (Germany)
    2. Institut für Angewandte Physik and DFG-Center for Functional Nanostructures (CFN) Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) Wolfgang-Gaede-Straße 1, D-76131 Karlsruhe (Germany)
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Abstract

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The aesthetics of quasicrystals has fascinated mankind already for centuries. Numerous examples are known in one and two dimensions, yet in three dimensions only icosahedral quasicrystals have been realized and observed to date in any system, i.e., in man-made, natural, photonic, and phononic quasicrystals. We rationally construct the novel class of three-dimensional rhombicuboctahedral quasicrystals and realize it as polymer microstructure.

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