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October 22nd, 2014

Mechanism behind nature's sparkles revealed

Abstract:
Researchers from the University of Bristol have revealed "a universal explanation" for many of the dazzling coloured and silvery reflections in the natural world.

The team revealed that disordered layers of crystals that are responsible for silvery reflective scales of fish reflect light in the same way as coloured, iridescent insect wings and carapaces.

The research reveals just how shiny creatures have evolved nanoscale structures that exploit light.

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