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Journal of Nanophotonics

Replica of the structural color for Papilio blumei butterfly
Author(s): Mei-Ling Lo; Wen-Hsin Li; Shao-Ze Tseng; Sheng-Hui Chen; Chia-Hua Chan; Cheng-Chung Lee
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Paper Abstract

Although the physics of structural color has been investigated, it remains a challenge to create artificial replicas of the natural photonic crystal structure. The concave multilayer replica of Papilio blumei butterflies is successfully fabricated by the following three main steps: self assembly of polystyrene spheres, deposition using an electron-beam gun, and inductively coupled plasma etching. The green iridescence of the wings of P. blumei is successfully reproduced.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 March 2013
PDF: 8 pages
J. Nanophoton. 7(1) 073597 doi: 10.1117/1.JNP.7.073597
Published in: Journal of Nanophotonics Volume 7, Issue 1
Show Author Affiliations
Mei-Ling Lo, National Central Univ. (Taiwan)
Wen-Hsin Li, National Central Univ. (Taiwan)
Shao-Ze Tseng, National Central Univ. (Taiwan)
Sheng-Hui Chen, National Central Univ. (Taiwan)
Chia-Hua Chan, National Central Univ. (Taiwan)
Cheng-Chung Lee, National Central Univ. (Taiwan)

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