Our laboratory can be divided in two sections: synthesis (including infiltration) and characterization. Synthesis Synthesis of fine spheres (Stöber method for silica, polymerization for latex and PMMA)Cambridge Nanotech atomic layer deposition (ALD) System for infiltration with oxides (Al2O3, SiO2, ZnO, Ta2O5, VO2)Home made Chemical Vapour Deposition (CVD) for oxidesOvens and furnaces for sedimentation and thermal […]

The Photonic Crystals Group is a multidisciplinary team doing basic research in photonic crystals and related systems. While Materials Science is capital in our research some Fundamental Physics aspects are also central. Our main interest is photonic crystals, which we realize by means of opals. We cover the synthesis and processing of materials and study […]