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Jason D. Forster, Heeso Noh, Seng Fatt Liew, Vinodkumar Saranathan, Carl F. Schreck, Lin Yang, Jin-Gyu Park, Richard O. Prum, Simon G. J. Mochrie, Corey S. O'Hern, Hui Cao and Eric R. Dufresne Biomimetic Isotropic Nanostructures for Structural Coloration Advanced Materials 22

Article first published online: 22 APR 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/adma.200903693

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The self-assembly of films that mimic color-producing nanostructures in bird feathers is described. These structures are isotropic and have a characteristic length-scale comparable to the wavelength of visible light. Structural colors are produced when wavelength-independent scattering is suppressed by limiting the optical path length through geometry or absorption.

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