Nanotech 2011 Vol. 1
Nanotech 2011 Vol. 1
Nanotechnology 2011: Advanced Materials, CNTs, Particles, Films and Composites

Nanostructured Coatings, Surfaces & Films Chapter 4

Broadband infrared reflecting thin films inspired by quasi-ordered photonic structures in squid tissue

Authors: R. Rotstein, A.M. Sweeney, A. Holt, G.D. Stucky, D.E. Morse

Affilation: UCSB, United States

Pages: 449 - 451

Keywords: self-assembly, bio-inspired, photonic crystals, thin films

We present a novel synthetic approach to replicating the optical properties of quasi-ordered photonic structures in the silver-colored tissue in Loliginid squid. The squid system exhibits broadband reflectance in the visible spectrum. Rod-like polystyrene particles, inspired by the squid structures, are self-assembled into thin films. These films, and their silica inverse structures, exhibit broadband reflectance in the IR.

ISBN: 978-1-4398-7142-3
Pages: 882
Hardcopy: $199.95