6F40.40 - Wavelength Selective Scattering

Code Number:
6F40.40
Demo Title:
Wavelength Selective Scattering
Condition:
Good
Principle:
Structural Scattering
Area of Study:
Optics, Astronomy
Equipment:
Morpho Butterfly Wings and Peacock Feathers.
Procedure:

The difference between structural color and color due to pigmentation can be discussed using the Morpho butterfly wings and peacock feathers as examples of the structural color.

References:
  • Glenn S. Smith, "Structural Color of Morpho Butterflies", AJP, Vol. 77, #11, Nov. 2009, p. 1010.
  • Vinothan N. Manoharan, Anna B. Stephenson, "A Field Guide to Angle-Independent Structural Color, Physics Today, Vol. 74, #1, Jan. 2021, p. 62.
  • Ross C. McPhedran and Andrew R. Parker, "Biometrics: Lessons on Optics from Nature's School", Physics Today, Vol. 68, #6, June 2015, p. 32.
  • Richard J. Fitzgerald, "Reversed Diffraction in Bio-Inspired Photonic Materials", Physics Today, Vol. 67, #12, Dec. 2014, p. 23.
  • Steven K. Blau, "Filtering Light By Angle", Physics Today, Vol. 67, #5, May 2014, p. 16.
  • Steven K. Blau, "Light as a Feather: Structural Elements Give Peacock Plumes Their Color", Physics Today, Vol. 57, #1, Jan. 2004, p. 18.
  • Levi Sharpe, "Parrots Teach Scientists To Make Fade-Proof Colors", Popular Science, Vol. 287, #3, Sept. 2015, p. 29.
  • Bill Franklin, "Understanding Interference Colors", Teaching about Color & Color Vision, 1996, p. 2C-12.
  • "Energy Savers", Reader's Digest, June/July. 2011.

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