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Tarantula-Inspired Noniridescent Photonics with Long-Range Order

Hsiung, Bor-Kai and Siddique, Radwanul Hasan and Jiang, Lijia and Liu, Ying and Lu, Yongfeng and Shawkey, Matthew D. and Blackledge, Todd A. (2017) Tarantula-Inspired Noniridescent Photonics with Long-Range Order. Advanced Optical Materials, 5 (2). Art. No. 1600599. ISSN 2195-1071.

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Photonic structures with long-range order are inherently iridescent, suggesting by current theory. Contrary to this paradigm and inspired by biological photonic structures from hairs of blue tarantulas, a noniridescent photonic structure with long-range order is shown here. This photonic structure is hierarchical and has high degrees of rotational symmetry in suitable spatial scales.

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Hsiung, Bor-Kai0000-0001-9657-3484
Siddique, Radwanul Hasan0000-0001-7494-5857
Shawkey, Matthew D.0000-0002-5131-8209
Additional Information:© 2016 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim. Issue online: 19 January 2017; Version of record online: 11 October 2016; Manuscript Revised: 8 September 2016; Manuscript Received: 24 July 2016. Funded by: Sherwin-Williams Company
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Subject Keywords:biomimicry; long-range photonics; noniridescence; structural colors; tarantulas
Issue or Number:2
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Official Citation:B.-K. Hsiung, R. H. Siddique, L. Jiang, Y. Liu, Y. Lu, M. D. Shawkey, T. A. Blackledge, Advanced Optical Materials 2017, 5, 1600599
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:09 Mar 2017 22:08
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