Recombinant reflectin-based optical materials (pages 254–264)
Guokui Qin, Patrick B. Dennis, Yuji Zhang, Xiao Hu, Jason E. Bressner, Zhongyuan Sun, Wendy J. Crookes-Goodson, Rajesh R. Naik, Fiorenzo G. Omenetto and David L. Kaplan
Article first published online: 8 NOV 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/polb.23204
A recombinant reflectin-based domain refCBA from squid reflectin protein self-assembles to form ordered structures that are similar to diffraction gratings and are able to generate diffraction orders. Solutions of reflectin-based biopolymer are processed into single-thin or multiple thin films and display repeatable reflectance properties, possessing a wide array of structural color due to thin film interference of reflected light.