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Titanium Dioxide Microsphere (Image 1)

Titanium dioxide microsphere with closed-packed spherical inclusions

A titanium dioxide microsphere 1-50 microns in diameter with (approximately) closed-packed spherical inclusions. These can be thought of as small photonic crystallites, which are expected to scatter light very efficiently. [Image 1 of 2 related images. See Image 2.]

Credit: Sascha Klein, Fred Lange and David Pine, University of California, Santa Barbara

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