2D and 3D Colloidal Crystals and Superstructures

  • Igor MuševičEmail author
Part of the Soft and Biological Matter book series (SOBIMA)


This chapter is devoted to colloidal crystals assembled by the nematic structural forces. We give an overview the structure and properties of photonic crystals, which is followed by examples of realisation of photonic crystals form nematic colloidal crystals: 2D dipolar and quadrupolar nematic colloidal crystals and binary nematic colloidal crystals. The assembly of 3D nematic photonic crystals is described, as well as assembly of colloidal particles of very different sizes in nematic liquid crystals.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Jožef Stefan InstituteUniversity of LjubljanaLjubljanaSlovenia

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