The corneal cones of Limulus as optimised light concentrators

  title={The corneal cones of Limulus as optimised light concentrators},
  author={R. Levi-Setti and D. A. Park and R. Winston},
  • R. Levi-Setti, D. A. Park, R. Winston
  • Published 1975
  • Materials Science, Medicine
  • Nature
  • IN their external shape and optical properties, the crystalline cones of the ommatidia in the compound eye of Limulus polyphemus strikingly resemble ideal light collectors. Such devices were developed1 in a totally different context: for the purpose of optimising the collection of the extremely faint radiation produced in a transparent medium by faster-than-light charged particles (Cherenkov light). Ideal light collectors are ogival-shaped light guides designed to maximise the concentration of… CONTINUE READING
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