Structural colors, cosmetics, and fabrics

Natalia Dushkina, Akhlesh Lakhtakia

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Abstract

Structural colors are non-pigment colors that originate from the scattering of light from ordered microstructures, thin films, and even irregular arrays of scatterers. Examples include the flashing sparks of colors in opals and the brilliant hues of some butterflies such as Morpho rhetenor. Structural colors arise in nature from one or more of a palette of physical mechanisms that are now understood quite well and can be implemented industrially to produce structurally colored paints, fabrics, and cosmetics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationBiomimetics and Bioinspiration
Volume7401
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 26 2009
EventBiomimetics and Bioinspiration - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Aug 2 2009Aug 3 2009

Other

OtherBiomimetics and Bioinspiration
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period8/2/098/3/09

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Cosmetics
Color
color
paints
sparks
Electric sparks
scattering
Paint
Thin Films
Irregular
Microstructure
Scattering
Thin films
microstructure
thin films

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Dushkina, N., & Lakhtakia, A. (2009). Structural colors, cosmetics, and fabrics. In Biomimetics and Bioinspiration (Vol. 7401). [740106] https://doi.org/10.1117/12.824095
Dushkina, Natalia ; Lakhtakia, Akhlesh. / Structural colors, cosmetics, and fabrics. Biomimetics and Bioinspiration. Vol. 7401 2009.
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