This work is supported by the Institute of Materials Research and Engineering, A*STAR (Agency for Science, Technology and Research), Singapore.
Mimicking Domino-Like Photonic Nanostructures on Butterfly Wings†
Article first published online: 16 JAN 2009
Copyright © 2009 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Volume 5, Issue 5, pages 574–578, March 6, 2009
How to Cite
Kustandi, T. S., Low, H. Y., Teng, J. H., Rodriguez, I. and Yin, R. (2009), Mimicking Domino-Like Photonic Nanostructures on Butterfly Wings. Small, 5: 574–578. doi: 10.1002/smll.200801282
- Issue published online: 12 MAR 2009
- Article first published online: 16 JAN 2009
- Manuscript Received: 3 SEP 2008
- polymeric materials
Butterfly-mimetic photonic nanostructures are fabricated by shearing large arrays of nanometer-scale structures, prepatterned using nanoimprint lithography. The overlapping domino-like structures generate a tunable bright iridescent effect similar to that found in natural butterfly wings (see image).