Group type: Experiment

Research description: The Photonic Crystals Group is a multidisciplinary team devoted to 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 colloidal self-assembly. We cover the synthesis and processing of materials and study light transport, generation and interference in ordered and disordered dielectric and hybrid structures.

Keywords: Advanced microscopies and spectroscopies; Hybrid systems, Nanostructures; Optical properties: Optoelectronics, Photonics, Plasmonics; Organic materials; Photonic materials; Colloidal self-assembly; Templating; Disorder

Affiliation: Materials Science Factory, (MSF), Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid (ICMM), Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC)

Contact: Cefe López (

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