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Keywords:

  • colloidal crystals;
  • colloids;
  • photonic crystals;
  • photonic bandgap;
  • spectrometry
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The cover shows a schematic illustration of patterned colloidal photonic crystals with different bandgap positions. When an unknown light source impinges on the patterned photonic crystals, the light information can be identified from the reflection intensity profile of the constituent photonic crystals. The two optical microscopy images and background image display integrated photonic crystals with 20 different bandgaps spanning the entire visible range, and the SEM image shows the cross-section of the photonic crystal stripes, as reported by Shin-Hyun Kim, Seung-Man Yang, and co-workers on p. 946.