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Macroporous oxide structures with short-range order and bright structural coloration: a replication from parrot feather barbs

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Abstract

Three-dimensional (3-D) macroporous structures with a short-range order of pore arrangements are of both scientific significance and consequent technological impact. Inspired by parrot feather barbs that display a bright blue structural color, artificial 3-D macroporous SiO2 and TiO2 structures were successfully fabricated by using the barbs as templates. Structural and optical characterization show that the fabricated structures are 3-D bi-continuous macroporous structures with short-range order and display bright structural colors.

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The article was received on 31 Jul 2009, accepted on 10 Sep 2009 and first published on 06 Oct 2009


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/B915625A
Citation: J. Mater. Chem., 2010,20, 90-93
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    Macroporous oxide structures with short-range order and bright structural coloration: a replication from parrot feather barbs

    L. Shi, H. Yin, R. Zhang, X. Liu, J. Zi and D. Zhao, J. Mater. Chem., 2010, 20, 90
    DOI: 10.1039/B915625A

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