Flexible , Angle-Independent , Structural Color Refl ectors Inspired by Morpho Butterfl y Wings

  • Chung K
  • Yu S
  • Heo C
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Abstract

Thin-film color reflectors inspired by Morpho butterflies are fabricated. Using a combination of directional deposition, silica microspheres with a wide size distribution, and a PDMS (polydimethylsiloxane) encasing, a large, flexible reflector is created that actually provides better angle-independent color characteristics than Morpho butterflies and which can even be bent and folded freely without losing its Morpho-mimetic photonic properties.

Author-supplied keywords

  • Animals
  • Butterflies
  • Color
  • Dimethylpolysiloxanes
  • Dimethylpolysiloxanes: chemistry
  • Nanostructures
  • Nanostructures: chemistry
  • Wing
  • Wing: chemistry

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