11 March 2013 Replica of the structural color for Papilio blumei butterfly
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Although the physics of structural color has been investigated, it remains a challenge to create artificial replicas of the natural photonic crystal structure. The concave multilayer replica of Papilio blumei butterflies is successfully fabricated by the following three main steps: self assembly of polystyrene spheres, deposition using an electron-beam gun, and inductively coupled plasma etching. The green iridescence of the wings of P. blumei is successfully reproduced.
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Mei-Ling Lo, Wen-Hsin Li, Shao-Ze Tseng, Sheng-Hui Chen, Chia-Hua Chan, Cheng-Chung Lee, "Replica of the structural color for Papilio blumei butterfly," Journal of Nanophotonics 7(1), 073597 (11 March 2013). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.JNP.7.073597 . Submission:
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