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Diatom frustule photonic crystal geometric and optical characterization
Author(s): Jonathan Mishler; Phillip Blake; Andrew J. Alverson; D. Keith Roper; Joseph B. Herzog
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Paper Abstract

Diatom algae are single-celled, photosynthetic organisms with a cell wall called a frustule—a periodically patterned nano-structure made of silica. Throughout the last decade, diatom frustules have been studied for their potential uses as photonic crystals and biomimetic templates for artificially developed metamaterials. A MATLAB program characterizing their pore structure as a function of angle was developed, potentially giving insight into how their geometric characteristics determine their optical properties.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 August 2014
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 9171, Nanobiosystems: Processing, Characterization, and Applications VII, 91710P (27 August 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2062287
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Jonathan Mishler, Univ. of Arkansas (United States)
Phillip Blake, Univ. of Arkansas (United States)
Andrew J. Alverson, Univ. of Arkansas (United States)
D. Keith Roper, Univ. of Arkansas (United States)
Joseph B. Herzog, Univ. of Arkansas (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9171:
Nanobiosystems: Processing, Characterization, and Applications VII
Norihisa Kobayashi; Fahima Ouchen; Ileana Rau, Editor(s)

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