Physical methods for investigating structural colours in biological systems.

  title={Physical methods for investigating structural colours in biological systems.},
  author={Pete Vukusic and D G Stavenga},
  journal={Journal of the Royal Society, Interface},
  volume={6 Suppl 2},
Many biological systems are known to use structural colour effects to generate aspects of their appearance and visibility. The study of these phenomena has informed an eclectic group of fields ranging, for example, from evolutionary processes in behavioural biology to micro-optical devices in technologically engineered systems. However, biological photonic systems are invariably structurally and often compositionally more elaborate than most synthetically fabricated photonic systems. For this… CONTINUE READING
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