These authors contributed equally to this work.
Versatile Fabrication of Intact Three-Dimensional Metallic Butterfly Wing Scales with Hierarchical Sub-micrometer Structures†
Article first published online: 21 JUL 2011
Copyright © 2011 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume 50, Issue 36, pages 8307–8311, August 29, 2011
How to Cite
Tan, Y., Gu, J., Zang, X., Xu, W., Shi, K., Xu, L. and Zhang, D. (2011), Versatile Fabrication of Intact Three-Dimensional Metallic Butterfly Wing Scales with Hierarchical Sub-micrometer Structures. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 50: 8307–8311. doi: 10.1002/anie.201103505
We thank Prof. S. M. Zhu, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, for discussion. This work was supported by the 973 National Project (No. 2011CB922200), Shanghai Science and Technology Committee (10JC1407600), Sino-French Project of MOST of China (No.2009DFA52410), Sino-Finland International Program of Shanghai (No. 09520703400), and Sino-Australia Project of MOST of China (2010DFA52550). X.Z., W.X., K.S., and L.X. appreciate the financial support from the Third Shanghai Innovation Experiment Program for Undergraduate Students, and the Participation in Research Program (PRP) of Shanghai Jiao Tong University.
- Issue published online: 24 AUG 2011
- Article first published online: 21 JUL 2011
- Manuscript Received: 22 MAY 2011
- 973 National Project. Grant Number: 2011CB922200
- Shanghai Science and Technology Committee. Grant Number: 10JC1407600
- Sino-French Project of MOST of China. Grant Number: 2009DFA52410
- Sino-Finland International Program of Shanghai. Grant Number: 09520703400
- Sino-Australia Project of MOST of China. Grant Number: 2010DFA52550
- biological templates;
- surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy;
- template synthesis
Spread your wings: Surface functionalization of butterfly wing scales and subsequent electroless deposition of different metals produces metallic replicas with 3D sub-micrometer structures (see picture). This approach converts complicated natural 3D bioorganic structures into various otherwise unavailable metal structures with optical, electronic, magnetic, thermal, or catalytic applications.