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Analysis of quasi-periodic pore-network structure of centric marine diatom frustules
Author(s): Gregory A. Cohoon; Christine E. Alvarez; Keith Meyers; Dimitri D. Deheyn; Mark Hildebrand; Khanh Kieu; Robert A. Norwood
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Paper Abstract

Diatoms are a common type of phytoplankton characterized by their silica exoskeleton known as a frustule. The diatom frustule is composed of two valves and a series of connecting girdle bands. Each diatom species has a unique frustule shape and valves in particular species display an intricate pattern of pores resembling a photonic crystal structure. We used several numerical techniques to analyze the periodic and quasi-periodic valve pore-network structure in diatoms of the Coscinodiscophyceae order. We quantitatively identify defect locations and pore spacing in the valve and use this information to better understand the optical and biological properties of the diatom.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 March 2015
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 9341, Bioinspired, Biointegrated, Bioengineered Photonic Devices III, 93410G (11 March 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2079960
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Gregory A. Cohoon, College of Optical Sciences, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Christine E. Alvarez, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Keith Meyers, College of Optical Sciences, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Dimitri D. Deheyn, Scripps Institution of Oceanography (United States)
Mark Hildebrand, Scripps Institution of Oceanography (United States)
Khanh Kieu, College of Optical Sciences, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Robert A. Norwood, College of Optical Sciences, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9341:
Bioinspired, Biointegrated, Bioengineered Photonic Devices III
Luke P. Lee; John A. Rogers; Seok Hyun Andy Yun, Editor(s)

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