Lydia M. Mäthger, Stephen L. Senft, Meng Gao, Sinan Karaveli, George R. R. Bell, Rashid Zia, Alan M. Kuzirian, Patrick B. Dennis, Wendy J. Crookes-Goodson, Rajesh R. Naik, George W. Kattawar and Roger T. Hanlon Bright White Scattering from Protein Spheres in Color Changing, Flexible Cuttlefish Skin Advanced Functional Materials 23
White light scattering cells in the flexible skin of cuttlefish (Sepia officinalis) are described. How the structure and composition of leucophores serve as passive reflectors approximating optical properties of a broadband Lambertian surface is investigated. The cuttlefish system may provide a template for bio-inspired approaches to efficient light scattering in materials science and optical engineering.
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