This work was partially supported by a Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Priority Areas (417) from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) of the Japanese Government. Z.-Z.G. also thanks the Research Foundation (60228002) of the National Nature Science Foundation of China.
Structural Color and the Lotus Effect†
Article first published online: 21 FEB 2003
© 2002 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume 42, Issue 8, pages 894–897, February 24, 2003
How to Cite
Gu, Z.-Z., Uetsuka, H., Takahashi, K., Nakajima, R., Onishi, H., Fujishima, A. and Sato, O. (2003), Structural Color and the Lotus Effect. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 42: 894–897. doi: 10.1002/anie.200390235
- Issue published online: 21 FEB 2003
- Article first published online: 21 FEB 2003
- Manuscript Received: 17 SEP 2002
- structural color;
Dry and bright: To mimic the wings of the displayed Morpho butterfly, a new decorative material that exhibits both structural color and superhydrophobicity (the “lotus effect”) was developed by taking advantage of the unique structural properties of an inverse opal film, which was fabricated by the self-assembly of polystyrene spheres and silica nanoparticles.