Mimicking Domino-Like Photonic Nanostructures on Butterfly Wings

Authors

  • Tanu Suryadi Kustandi,

    1. Institute of Materials Research and Engineering A*STAR (Agency for Science, Technology and Research) 3 Research Link, 117602 (Singapore)
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  • Hong Yee Low,

    Corresponding author
    1. Institute of Materials Research and Engineering A*STAR (Agency for Science, Technology and Research) 3 Research Link, 117602 (Singapore)
    • Institute of Materials Research and Engineering A*STAR (Agency for Science, Technology and Research) 3 Research Link, 117602 (Singapore).
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  • Jing Hua Teng,

    1. Institute of Materials Research and Engineering A*STAR (Agency for Science, Technology and Research) 3 Research Link, 117602 (Singapore)
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  • Isabel Rodriguez,

    1. Institute of Materials Research and Engineering A*STAR (Agency for Science, Technology and Research) 3 Research Link, 117602 (Singapore)
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  • Rui Yin

    1. Institute of Materials Research and Engineering A*STAR (Agency for Science, Technology and Research) 3 Research Link, 117602 (Singapore)
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  • This work is supported by the Institute of Materials Research and Engineering, A*STAR (Agency for Science, Technology and Research), Singapore.

Abstract

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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).

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