Advanced Materials

Cover image for Vol. 26 Issue 32

Editor-in-Chief: Peter Gregory, Deputy Editors: Martin Ottmar, Carolina Novo da Silva, Lorna Stimson

Online ISSN: 1521-4095

Associated Title(s): Advanced Energy Materials, Advanced Engineering Materials, Advanced Functional Materials, Advanced Healthcare Materials, Advanced Materials Interfaces, Advanced Optical Materials, Particle & Particle Systems Characterization, Small

18_18b/2006Inside Front Cover: Curling Colloidal Photonic Crystals (Adv. Mater. 18/2006)

The inside cover features a schematic illustration (right) and three representative electron microscopy images (left) of photonic-crystal strips with controlled curvature. As reported by Kitaev and co-workers on p. 2481, the curvature is induced by infiltration of polymer opal with alkoxide precursors to attain an overlayer that experiences controllable shrinkage upon hydrolysis. Both continuity and high structural order are perfectly preserved throughout precursor infiltration and polymer microsphere removal.

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