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Photoresponsive control of color, albedo, and structure in lizard skin: a smart functional system
Author(s): Gerald L. Vaughan
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Paper Abstract

Skin from the lizard, Anolis carolinensis, carries a molecular photosensor and will, in response to visible light, change from bright green to dark brown within minutes. The color/albedo change, involving control of three types of pigment cell, exhibits the sensor, effector, and function aspects of a smart functional system.

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Date Published: 9 February 1996
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 2716, Smart Structures and Materials 1996: Smart Materials Technologies and Biomimetics, (9 February 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.232158
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Gerald L. Vaughan, Univ. of Tennessee (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2716:
Smart Structures and Materials 1996: Smart Materials Technologies and Biomimetics
Andrew Crowson, Editor(s)

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