23 February 2009 Replication of biotemplates for the development of highly efficient biomimetic optical metamaterials and devices
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Biomimetics involves the implementation of ideas and concepts from nature in different technoscientific fields. Aiming at the further development of biomimetic optical metamaterials and devices, we devised the conformal-evaporated-filmby- rotation (CEFR) technique to fabricate inorganic replicas of biotemplates with high reliability and fidelity at the micro- and nano-scales. Some potential applications include high-sensitivity chemical sensors and biosensors, textured coatings for solar cells and other energy-harvesting structures, environmental sensors, high-speed motion detectors, surveillance systems, cameras for image-guided surgeries, as well as for many clinical treatments that can be controlled by implanted light-delivery devices. Moreover, we demonstrated the successful conformal coating of the external surface of a MEMS comb resonator by the CEFR technique, thereby extending application to microelectronics.
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Raúl J. Martín-Palma, Raúl J. Martín-Palma, Akhlesh Lakhtakia, Akhlesh Lakhtakia, Carlo G. Pantano, Carlo G. Pantano, } "Replication of biotemplates for the development of highly efficient biomimetic optical metamaterials and devices", Proc. SPIE 7205, Advanced Fabrication Technologies for Micro/Nano Optics and Photonics II, 720507 (23 February 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.808112; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.808112
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