CVD synthesis of carbon-based metallic photonic crystals

Anvar A. Zakhidov, Ilyas I. Khayrullin, Ray H. Baughman, Zafar Iqbal, Katsumi Yoshino, Yoshiaki Kawagishi, Satoshi Tatsuhara

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Three-dimensionally periodic nanostructures on the scale of hundreds of nanometers, known as photonic crystals, are attracting increasing interest because of a number of exciting predicted properties. In particular, interesting behavior should be obtainable for carbon-based structures having a dimensional scale larger than fullerenes and nanotubes, but smaller than graphitic microfibers. We show here how templating of porous opals by chemical vapor deposition (CVD) allows us to obtain novel types of graphitic nanostructures. We describe the synthesis of new cubic forms of carbon having extended covalent connectivity in three dimensions, which provide high electrical conductivity and unit cell dimensions comparable to optical wavelengths. Such materials are metallic photonic crystals that show intense Bragg diffraction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1089-1095
Number of pages7
JournalNanostructured Materials
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1998 4th International Conference on Nanostructured Materials (NANO '98) - Stockholm, Swed
Duration: Jun 14 1998Jun 19 1998

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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