Morpho butterfly; color without pigments

morphoMany morpho butterflies are colored in metallic, shimmering shades of blues and greens. These colors are not a result of pigmentation but are an example of iridescence through structural coloration: the microscopic scales covering the Morpho’s wings reflect incident light repeatedly at successive layers, leading to interference effects that depend on both wavelength and angle of incidence/observance.

Technical application:

“painting” without pigments, thermal sensors

Bionic application:

 

Further description:

http://www.asknature.org/strategy/1d00d97a206855365c038d57832ebafa#.U7lsw7E0-So

Physical effects applied:

 

Video:

Contact:

http://www.geglobalresearch.com/blog/butterfly-wing-nanostructures-and-temperature-changes

Sources:

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morpho

http://www.asknature.org/strategy/1d00d97a206855365c038d57832ebafa#.U7lsw7E0-So

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