Structural Origin of Circularly Polarized Iridescence in Jeweled Beetles

@article{Sharma2009StructuralOO,
  title={Structural Origin of Circularly Polarized Iridescence in Jeweled Beetles},
  author={Vivek Sharma and Matija Crne and J. Park and M. Srinivasarao},
  journal={Science},
  year={2009},
  volume={325},
  pages={449 - 451}
}
Bright Shiny Beetles The beautiful iridescent colors found on the wings of butterflies and on the bodies of beetles have attracted the attention of brilliant minds over the past centuries, starting with Newton, who understood that these colors must involve “thin film structures.” In 1911 Michelson described the metallic appearance of these beetles, and in the late 1960s Neville and Caveney discussed the optical properties in the context of cholesteric liquid crystals. Sharma et al. (p. 449; see… Expand
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