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21 August 2009 Structural colors, cosmetics, and fabrics
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Structural colors are non-pigment colors that originate from the scattering of light from ordered microstructures, thin films, and even irregular arrays of scatterers. Examples include the flashing sparks of colors in opals and the brilliant hues of some butterflies such as Morpho rhetenor. Structural colors arise in nature from one or more of a palette of physical mechanisms that are now understood quite well and can be implemented industrially to produce structurally colored paints, fabrics, and cosmetics.
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Natalia Dushkina and Akhlesh Lakhtakia "Structural colors, cosmetics, and fabrics", Proc. SPIE 7401, Biomimetics and Bioinspiration, 740106 (21 August 2009); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.824095
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