Imitation of variable structural color in paracheirodon innesi using colloidal crystal films

Cong, Hailin, Yu, Bing and Zhao, X iu Song (2011) Imitation of variable structural color in paracheirodon innesi using colloidal crystal films. Optics Express, 19 13: 12799-12808. doi:10.1364/OE.19.012799


Author Cong, Hailin
Yu, Bing
Zhao, X iu Song
Title Imitation of variable structural color in paracheirodon innesi using colloidal crystal films
Journal name Optics Express   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1094-4087
Publication date 2011-06
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1364/OE.19.012799
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 19
Issue 13
Start page 12799
End page 12808
Total pages 10
Place of publication Washington, DC, United States
Publisher Optical Society of America
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Spacing variation of adjoining reflecting thin films in iridophore is responsible for the variable interference color in the paracheirodon innesi. On the basis of this phenomenon, colloidal crystal thin films with different structures are fabricated from monodisperse poly(styrene-methyl methacrylate-acrylic acid) (PSMA) colloids. The relationship between the colors and structures of the films is investigated and discussed according to the principle of light interference. A two-layer colloidal film having uniform color is researched and it displays diverse colors before and after swelling by styrene (St), which can be used to mimic the variable structural color of the paracheirodon innesi.
Keyword Photonic Crystals
Neon Tetra
Optical-Properties
Motile Mechanism
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ
Additional Notes Received 21 Apr 2011; revised 8 Jun 2011; accepted 8 Jun 2011; published 17 Jun 2011; ©2011 Optical Society of America

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