Black thin layers generate strong structural colors: A biomimetic approach for creating one-dimensional (1D) photonic crystals

Hiroshi Yabu, Takayuki Nakanishi, Yuji Hirai, Masatsugu Shimomura

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Abstract

We report a simple, novel method for obtaining structurally colored films consisting of poly(1,2-butadiene) (PB) and Os multi-layers that mimic the surface structure of jewel beetle elytra. Strong color reflection was achieved by interference of light at the interface between the multi-layers. Active control of the reflection peaks was achieved by swelling the PB layers with solvent, and photopatterning of the composite film was also performed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)15154-15156
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Materials Chemistry
Volume21
Issue number39
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Oct 21

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Chemistry

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