Additive and Subtractive Modification of Butterfly Wing Structural Colors

Kertész, Krisztián and Baji, Zsófia and Deák, András and Piszter, Gábor and Rázga, Zsolt and Bálint, Zsolt and Biró, László Péter (2021) Additive and Subtractive Modification of Butterfly Wing Structural Colors. COLLOID AND INTERFACE SCIENCE COMMUNICATIONS, 40. pp. 1-8. ISSN 2215-0382

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The modification of photonic nanoarchitectures occurring in butterfly wing scales with different nanostructures was investigated experimentally and by modeling. Single crystalline, polycrystalline, simple thin film, and pepper-pot-type photonic nanoarchitectures in the wing scales of different butterflies were investigated. By atomic layer deposition (ALD) (additive) the color of all nanoarchitectures was red shifted and by plasma etching (subtractive) the color of all nanoarchitectures was blue shifted in a controllable way. Langmuir-Blodgett multilayers of silica nanospheres were used as physical models. ALD produced color shifts similar to those for butterfly wings. In the case of a simple thin film, a theoretical calculation reproduced the spectral alterations well. For the more complex photonic nanoarchitectures, the general trends of the modifications were well reproduced by more sophisticated models, but differences in the magnitude of the alterations were found, attributed to the complex, random porous structures of the pepper-pot-type structures.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Structural color; Photonic crystal; Butterfly wing; Langmuir-Blodgett; ALD; Oxygen plasma etching
Subjects: Q Science / természettudomány > QD Chemistry / kémia
Depositing User: MTMT SWORD
Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2020 09:49
Last Modified: 09 Dec 2020 09:49

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