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Nanostructured thin films and their macrobehaviors
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The iridescence green band and cyan tail of the wing on Papilio blumei butterfly were investigated. The bi-color phenomenon on the scales of butterfly wings was found and analyzed. The spectral change with thickness of chitin-air layers, width of air hole, total layer numbers and incident angle of light were simulated by FDTD method. 2D photonic-crystal model was applied to explain the change of reflectance spectra and color with angle. The replica of structural color and nanostructured thin films for Papilio blumei butterflies was fabricated successfully by three main techniques, PS spheres bedding, electron-beam gun evaporation and ICP etching.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 August 2014
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 9172, Nanostructured Thin Films VII, 917206 (27 August 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2061188
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Mei-Ling Lo, National Central Univ. (Taiwan)
Shih-Fang Liao, National Central Univ. (Taiwan)
Cheng-Chung Lee, National Central Univ. (Taiwan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9172:
Nanostructured Thin Films VII
Akhlesh Lakhtakia; Tom G. Mackay; Motofumi Suzuki, Editor(s)

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