Currently, a great effort is put in making optical photonic crystals. This is driven by the goal to make optical band gaps, that are expected in suitable crystal structures for refractive index contrast m>2, and photonic parameters defined as the polarizability per volume - ψ=4πα/ν > 0.5. Colloidal suspensions consist of particles with radii or between approx. 1 and 1000 nm and thus naturally offer the correct length scales for optical experiments. To interpret optical experiments on photonic colloidal crystals, it is important to have information on the structure of the system. One such technique that can provide the needed information is the small angle X-ray scattering (SAXS) method.
|Number of pages||1|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 1996|
|Event||Conference on Lasers and Electro-optics Europe, CLEO/Europe 1996 - Hamburg, Germany|
Duration: 8 Sep 1996 → 13 Sep 1996
|Conference||Conference on Lasers and Electro-optics Europe, CLEO/Europe 1996|
|Period||8/09/96 → 13/09/96|