F. MENAA, B. MENAA and L. AVAK
Photonic crystals, or 3D photonic crystals, are monodispersed nanostructures than can have a daily lattice of structural elements of a size comparable the wavelength of electromagnetic radiation within the visible range. One example of a 3D photonic crystal could also be a SiO2 amorphous material mentioned as “synthetic opal,” which is usually made up of tightly and orderly packed SiO2 spherical globules of equal size. The spaces in synthetic opal are often full of various compounds including fluoroorganics (e.g. F-drugs, F-biomolecules, F-polymers). We previously demonstrated that Carbon-Fluorine Spectroscopy (CFS™) aka Spectro-Fluor™, a member tool from our PLIRFA™ (Pulsed Laser Isochronic Raman and Fluorine/Fluorescence Apparatus) platform, could also be a green, non-destructive, non-invasive, reliable and disruptive analytical technology that matches various pharmaceutical and bio-medical applications. The key feature of CFS™ is based on the potential to specifically, sensitively and rapidly detect C-F bond(s) within the fingerprint spectral area of 550-850 cm-1 allowing F-imaging also as qualitative and quantitative characterization of fluoroorganics either in vitro, ex-vivo or in-vivo.