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    Researchers at Illinois, led by Paul Braun, a professor of materials science and engineering and of chemistry, have demonstrated the first optoelectronically active 3-D photonic crystal.

    Researchers at Illinois, led by Paul Braun, a professor of materials science and engineering and of chemistry, have demonstrated the first optoelectronically active 3-D photonic crystal.

    Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

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      Researchers at Illinois, led by Paul Braun, a professor of materials science and engineering and of chemistry, have demonstrated the first optoelectronically active 3-D photonic crystal.

      Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

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      Using an epitaxial approach, researchers developed a 3-D photonic crystal LED, the first such optoelectronic device.

      Graphic by Eric Nelson

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      The method for epitaxial growth of 3-D photonic crystals.

      Graphic by Eric Nelson

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