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dc.contributor.authorHallam, B. T.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorHiorns, Anthony G.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorVukusic, Peteren_GB
dc.date.accessioned2010-02-04T16:09:12Zen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-01-25T11:54:33Zen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-03-20T13:07:44Z
dc.date.issued2009en_GB
dc.description.abstractThe recent discovery of brilliant whiteness in ultrathin beetle scales indicated the availability of significant whiteness, brightness, and opacity from limited sample thickness. This is achieved in the beetle through optimization of the packing density of scattering centers in its elytral scales. Here, we directly test and apply this idea to whiteness and brightness in the production and appearance of mineral coatings on paper by varying the scattering center parameters that underpin its optical properties. Through biomimetic design principles, we find that desirably high optical scattering from mineral coatings can be achieved. Commercially, by using appropriately designed coating formulations, this leads to the prospect of equal optical performance using less scattering material.en_GB
dc.identifier.citation48 (17), pp. 3243–3249en_GB
dc.identifier.doi10.1364/AO.48.003243en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10036/91173en_GB
dc.language.isoenen_GB
dc.publisherOptical Society of Americaen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-48-17-3243en_GB
dc.titleDeveloping optical efficiency through optimized coating structure: biomimetic inspiration from white beetlesen_GB
dc.typeArticleen_GB
dc.date.available2010-02-04T16:09:12Zen_GB
dc.date.available2011-01-25T11:54:33Zen_GB
dc.date.available2013-03-20T13:07:44Z
dc.identifier.issn0003-6935en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1539-4522en_GB
dc.descriptionCopyright © 2009 Optical Society of America. This paper was published in Applied Optics and is made available as an electronic reprint with the permission of OSA. The paper can be found at the following URL on the OSA website: http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?uri=ao-48-17-3243 . Systematic or multiple reproduction or distribution to multiple locations via electronic or other means is prohibited and is subject to penalties under law.en_GB
dc.identifier.journalApplied Opticsen_GB


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