Bottom-up Assembly of Photonic Crystals

Chem Soc Rev. 2013 Apr 7;42(7):2528-54. doi: 10.1039/c2cs35309a.


In this tutorial review we highlight fundamental aspects of the physics underpinning the science of photonic crystals, provide insight into building-block assembly routes to the fabrication of different photonic crystal structures and compositions, discuss their properties and describe how these relate to function, and finally take a glimpse into future applications.