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Assembly of quasicrystalline photonic heterostructures

United States Patent

July 19, 2011
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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)
New York University (New York, NY)
11/ 483,021
July 7, 2006
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.