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Embedment of ZnO nanoparticles in the natural photonic crystals within peacock feathers

Han, Jie and Su, Huilan and Zhang, Chunfu and Dong, Qun and Zhang, Wang and Zhang, Di (2008) Embedment of ZnO nanoparticles in the natural photonic crystals within peacock feathers. NANOTECHNOLOGY, 19 (36).

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Official URL: http://www.iop.org/EJ/abstract/0957-4484/19/36/365...

Abstract

Inspired by the embedment of emission species in synthetic photonic crystals to display novel optical properties, the natural photonic crystals within peacock feathers are chosen as the matrix to embed ZnO nanoparticles through an in situ approach. Peacock feathers function as the supporting substrate and provide reactive sites for the in situ synthesis of hexagonal ZnO nanoparticles. Herein, ZnO nanoparticles exhibit photoluminescence in the visible range and are supposed to be tailored by the peacock feather, having potential applications in optoelectronics and optical communications.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Material Science > Nanofabrication processes and tools
Physical Science > Photonics
ID Code:1445
Deposited By:Farnush Anwar
Deposited On:15 Dec 2008 12:09
Last Modified:13 Jan 2009 11:32

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