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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

Article first published online: 2 APR 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201203705

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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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