English Abstract

Angle-independent Structural Coloured Materials inspired by Blue Feather Barbs

Yukikazu TAKEOKA
Department of Molecular Design & Engineering, Nagoya University, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya, Japan
Nippon Gomu Kyokaishi,(2014),87(6),226-230 General Review in Japanese

In this review, I introduce the microstructures and optical properties of angle-independent structurally coloured barbs of blue birds, then describe the fabrication and the optical nature of the artificially prepared imitations of such biological systems.

Keywords: Structural Colour, Blue Feather Barb, Colloidal Amorphous Array, Angle-independence, Phase Separation