Volume 12, Issue 4
Structural Colours Based on Basic Structuration Theory of Photonic Crystals

Kai-Li Chen, Lu-Lu Xu, Lu Jin, Yan Zheng, Huw Owens, Yi Li, Gang Li & Ze-Kun Liu

Journal of Fiber Bioengineering & Informatics, 12 (2019), pp. 213-222.

Published online: 2019-12

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With the rapid development of photonic crystals (PCs), PC structural colouration has gained great attention from many more researchers. Dyeing methods can benefit a lot from PC structural colours and become more environmentally friendly. This modified colouration is superior to the traditional ordinary and chemical dyes and pigments, because of the special characteristics of PC structural colours, such as high brightness, high saturation, never fading, iridescent effect, polarization phenomenon, and so on. In this work, the concept and clarification of PCs, the PC structural colour, the mechanism of structural colouration and various methods of preparing artificial PC are reviewed. Generally, PC can be divided into different types because of diverse spatial distribution characteristics of the photonic band gap. The basic principle of the structural colouration is explained in detail. In the process of producing structural colour, it is of great importance to synthesize silica nanoparticles by solvent change technique (SVT) and self-assembly gravity sedimentation method is described minutely in this paper. Meanwhile, the strengths and weakness of these methods are compared to select the best method for manufacturing structural colours. The applications of PC structural colour are summarized, and some problems are proposed which need to be solved in PC development in the future.

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Photonic Crystals Structural Colour Nano-particles Structuration Theory Solvent Varying Technique Self-assembly Gravity Sedimentation

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henry.yili@manchester.ac.uk (Yi Li)

tcligang@suda.edu.cn (Gang Li)

zekun.l@foxmail.com (Ze-Kun Liu)

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@Article{JFBI-12-213, author = {Chen , Kai-Li and Xu , Lu-Lu and Jin , Lu and Zheng , Yan and Owens , Huw and Li , Yi and Li , Gang and Liu , Ze-Kun }, title = {Structural Colours Based on Basic Structuration Theory of Photonic Crystals}, journal = {Journal of Fiber Bioengineering and Informatics}, year = {2019}, volume = {12}, number = {4}, pages = {213--222}, abstract = {

With the rapid development of photonic crystals (PCs), PC structural colouration has gained great attention from many more researchers. Dyeing methods can benefit a lot from PC structural colours and become more environmentally friendly. This modified colouration is superior to the traditional ordinary and chemical dyes and pigments, because of the special characteristics of PC structural colours, such as high brightness, high saturation, never fading, iridescent effect, polarization phenomenon, and so on. In this work, the concept and clarification of PCs, the PC structural colour, the mechanism of structural colouration and various methods of preparing artificial PC are reviewed. Generally, PC can be divided into different types because of diverse spatial distribution characteristics of the photonic band gap. The basic principle of the structural colouration is explained in detail. In the process of producing structural colour, it is of great importance to synthesize silica nanoparticles by solvent change technique (SVT) and self-assembly gravity sedimentation method is described minutely in this paper. Meanwhile, the strengths and weakness of these methods are compared to select the best method for manufacturing structural colours. The applications of PC structural colour are summarized, and some problems are proposed which need to be solved in PC development in the future.

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TY - JOUR T1 - Structural Colours Based on Basic Structuration Theory of Photonic Crystals AU - Chen , Kai-Li AU - Xu , Lu-Lu AU - Jin , Lu AU - Zheng , Yan AU - Owens , Huw AU - Li , Yi AU - Li , Gang AU - Liu , Ze-Kun JO - Journal of Fiber Bioengineering and Informatics VL - 4 SP - 213 EP - 222 PY - 2019 DA - 2019/12 SN - 12 DO - http://dor.org/10.3993/jfbim00325 UR - https://global-sci.org/intro/article_detail/jfbi/13574.html KW - Photonic Crystals KW - Structural Colour KW - Nano-particles KW - Structuration Theory KW - Solvent Varying Technique KW - Self-assembly KW - Gravity Sedimentation AB -

With the rapid development of photonic crystals (PCs), PC structural colouration has gained great attention from many more researchers. Dyeing methods can benefit a lot from PC structural colours and become more environmentally friendly. This modified colouration is superior to the traditional ordinary and chemical dyes and pigments, because of the special characteristics of PC structural colours, such as high brightness, high saturation, never fading, iridescent effect, polarization phenomenon, and so on. In this work, the concept and clarification of PCs, the PC structural colour, the mechanism of structural colouration and various methods of preparing artificial PC are reviewed. Generally, PC can be divided into different types because of diverse spatial distribution characteristics of the photonic band gap. The basic principle of the structural colouration is explained in detail. In the process of producing structural colour, it is of great importance to synthesize silica nanoparticles by solvent change technique (SVT) and self-assembly gravity sedimentation method is described minutely in this paper. Meanwhile, the strengths and weakness of these methods are compared to select the best method for manufacturing structural colours. The applications of PC structural colour are summarized, and some problems are proposed which need to be solved in PC development in the future.

Kai-Li Chen , Lu-Lu Xu , Lu Jin, Yan Zheng , Huw Owens , Yi Li, Gang Li & Ze-Kun Liu . (2019). Structural Colours Based on Basic Structuration Theory of Photonic Crystals. Journal of Fiber Bioengineering and Informatics. 12 (4). 213-222. doi:10.3993/jfbim00325
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