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January 23, 2020 | 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Category: Lecture
Location: Physics Building #245
Cost: Free
Audience: Current Graduate Students, Current Undergraduate Students, Faculty

Abstract:  While suspensions of colloidal particles self-assemble into a wide variety of crystalline lattices, making them assemble into the diamond lattice has proven elusive.  The desire to do so has been driven by the fact that the a dielectric diamond lattice exhibits the widest photonic band gap of any known crystalline structure.  Here we report on the progress of strategies to realize a colloidal diamond lattice using DNA-coated colloids in various guises: patchy particles, particle clusters, and superlattices.

For more information about this event, please contact Jo Wadehra at 313 577 2740 or wadehra@wayne.edu.