Imitation of variable structural color in Paracheirodon innesi using colloidal crystal films.

@article{Cong2011ImitationOV,
  title={Imitation of variable structural color in Paracheirodon innesi using colloidal crystal films.},
  author={Hailin Cong and Bing Yu and Xiu Song Zhao},
  journal={Optics express},
  year={2011},
  volume={19 13},
  pages={12799-808}
}
Spacing variation of adjoining reflecting thin films in iridophore is responsible for the variable interference color in the paracheirodon innesi. On the basis of this phenomenon, colloidal crystal thin films with different structures are fabricated from monodisperse poly(styrene-methyl methacrylate-acrylic acid) (PSMA) colloids. The relationship between the colors and structures of the films is investigated and discussed according to the principle of light interference. A two-layer colloidal… CONTINUE READING