Group 6 Copy 472
0
Please wait...

About This Project

Many vibrant colors in nature are produced by nanostructures rather than pigments. But their application is limited by iridescence - changing hue and brightness with viewing angles. This project aims to mimic the nanostructures that tarantulas use to produce bright, non-iridescent blue colors to inspire next-generation, energy efficient, wide-angle color displays. Moreover, one day non-iridescent structural colorants may replace costly and toxic pigments and dyes.

Blast off!

Browse Other Projects on Experiment

Related Projects

Examining firearm recoil on neurometabolic changes associated with traumatic brain injury

Sport concussion is currently a widely researched topic. Shooting sports do not impose a direct blow to...

How do chemical exposures trigger autoimmune diseases?

The cause of onset of autoimmune disease is poorly understood, but may be linked to exposure to certain...

What drives the color change in green anoles?

Green anoles (Anolis carolinensis) morphs from green to brown, and it is not known why. In this experiment...

Backer Badge Funded