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Nanocrystal/photonic crystal composites

United States Patent Application

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The present invention is directed to composite photonic crystal materials of a photonic crystal structure having voids throughout, where the photonic crystal structure includes a colloidal nanocrystal-doped composite infiltrated within the voids, the colloidal nanocrystal-doped composite including a sol-gel or polymeric host/matrix material.
Klimov, Victor I. (Los Alamos, NM), Maskaly, Garry R. (Los Alamos, NM), Petruska, Melissa (Brookfield, CT)
11/ 388,409
March 24, 2006
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERAL RIGHTS [0002] This invention was made with government support under Contract No. W-7405-ENG-36 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.