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Black thin layers generate strong structural colors: a biomimetic approach for creating one-dimensional (1D) photonic crystals

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Abstract

We report a simple, novel method for obtaining structurally colored films consisting of poly(1,2-butadiene) (PB) and Os multi-layers that mimic the surface structure of jewel beetle elytra. Strong color reflection was achieved by interference of light at the interface between the multi-layers. Active control of the reflection peaks was achieved by swelling the PB layers with solvent, and photopatterning of the composite film was also performed.

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Submitted
05 Jul 2011
Accepted
09 Aug 2011
First published
24 Aug 2011

J. Mater. Chem., 2011,21, 15154-15156
Article type
Communication

Black thin layers generate strong structural colors: a biomimetic approach for creating one-dimensional (1D) photonic crystals

H. Yabu, T. Nakanishi, Y. Hirai and M. Shimomura, J. Mater. Chem., 2011, 21, 15154
DOI: 10.1039/C1JM13094C

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