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November 9th, 2009

Researchers replicate butterfly wings via nanotechnology

Abstract:

A Spanish-U.S. team of researchers has used a groundbreaking method to replicate the wings of butterflies and the colours of insects on a nanometric scale. The resulting technology has great potential to be used in a wide range of optical structures such as diffusers for solar panels or optical sensors. The results of the experiments are published in the journal Bioinspiration & Biomimetics.

A team of researchers from Spain's Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM) and Pennsylvania State University in the US have developed a technique that can replicate such biological structures using nanotechnology.

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