Nano-material mimics butterfly colors butterfly wingsShu YangUniversity of Pennsylvania
Researchers have figured out how to recreate the bright, beautiful colors of butterfly wings, as well as their ability to strongly repel water.
“Specifically, we’re interested in putting this kind of material on the outside of buildings,” says University of Pennsylvania materials scientist Shu Yang. “The structural color we can produce is bright and highly decorative, and it won’t fade away like conventional pigmentation color does.”
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