Shifting networks to achieve subgroup symmetry properties

Han Yu Hsueh, Yi Chun Ling, Hsiao Fang Wang, Lung Yu Chang Chien, Yu Chueh Hung, Edwin L. Thomas, Rong Ming Ho

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A simple method for the preparation of nanomaterials with new functionality by physical displacement of a network phase is suggested, giving a change in space group symmetry and hence properties. A double gyroid structure made by the self-assembly of block copolymers is used as a model system for the demonstration of shifting networks to achieve single gyroid-like scattering properties. Free-standing single gyroid-like network materials can be fabricated to give nanophotonic properties, similar to the photonic properties of a butterfly wing structure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3225-3229
Number of pages5
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number20
Publication statusPublished - 2014 May 28
Externally publishedYes


  • bicontinuous
  • block copolymers
  • nanohybrids
  • photonic crystals
  • supergroup/subgroup

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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