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ASSEMBLY OF QUASICRYSTALLINE PHOTONIC HETEROSTRUCTURES

United States Patent Application

20130164884
A1
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A method and system for assembling a quasicrystalline heterostructure. A plurality of particles is provided with desirable predetermined character. The particles are suspended in a medium, and holographic optical traps are used to position the particles in a way to achieve an arrangement which provides a desired property.
Grier, David G. (New York, NY), Roichman, Yael (New York, NY), Man, Weining (Princeton, NJ), Chaikin, Paul Michael (Pennington, NJ), Steinhardt, Paul Joseph (Princeton, NJ)
The Trustee of Princeton University (Princeton NJ), New York University (New York NY)
13/ 773,248
February 21, 2013
[0002] This work was supported by the National Science Foundation through Grant Numbers DMR0451589, DMR021306 and DMR0243001, and US Department of Energy grant DE-FG02-91ER40671.