Structural colors in nature: the role of regularity and irregularity in the structure.

  title={Structural colors in nature: the role of regularity and irregularity in the structure.},
  author={Shuichi Kinoshita and S Yoshioka},
  journal={Chemphyschem : a European journal of chemical physics and physical chemistry},
  volume={6 8},
  • S. Kinoshita, S. Yoshioka
  • Published 12 August 2005
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • Chemphyschem : a European journal of chemical physics and physical chemistry
Coloring in nature mostly comes from the inherent colors of materials, but it sometimes has a purely physical origin, such as diffraction or interference of light. The latter, called structural color or iridescence, has long been a problem of scientific interest. Recently, structural colors have attracted great interest because their applications have been rapidly progressing in many fields related to vision, such as the paint, automobile, cosmetics, and textile industries. As the research… 
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