Photonic Crystals: Silicon Direct Opals (Adv. Mater. 28/2009)

Authors

  • Marta Ibisate,

    1. Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid (CSIC) and Unidad Asociada CSIC-U. Vigo C/Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz 3, 28049 Madrid (Spain)
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  • Dolores Golmayo,

    1. Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid (CSIC) and Unidad Asociada CSIC-U. Vigo C/Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz 3, 28049 Madrid (Spain)
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  • Cefe López

    Corresponding author
    1. Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid (CSIC) and Unidad Asociada CSIC-U. Vigo C/Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz 3, 28049 Madrid (Spain)
    • Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid (CSIC) and Unidad Asociada CSIC-U. Vigo C/Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz 3, 28049 Madrid (Spain).
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Abstract

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The inside cover shows an image of a porous silicon direct opal fabricated by magnesiothermic reduction. Using chemical vapor deposition to infill the porous structure, a nonporous silicon opal can be obtained. The optical properties of opals formed with this method, reported by Cefe López and co-workers on p. 2899, demonstrate the high quality of the final product.

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