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Author Topic: Can we make materials coloured like a butterfly's wing?  (Read 981 times)

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A team of researchers are using tiny structures to make new optical materials, including a polymer which changes colour as it stretches
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Re: Can we make materials coloured like a butterfly's wing?
« Reply #1 on: 08/02/2014 02:23:14 »
Butterfly wings are made up of tiny micrometer sized scales . If we could produce just the same kind of coloured scales or just say of three primary colours ( red yellow blue ) then almost infinite colour combination would be possible.
 

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