Item description for Structural Colors in the Realm of Nature by Shuichi Kinoshita...
Structural colorations originate from self-organized microstructures, which interact with light in a complex way to produce brilliant colors seen everywhere in nature. Research in this field is extremely new and has been rapidly growing in the last 10 years, because the elaborate structures created in nature can now be fabricated through various types of nanotechnologies. Indeed, a fundamental book covering this field from biological, physical, and engineering viewpoints has long been expected.
Coloring in nature comes mostly from inherent colors of materials, though it sometimes has a purely physical origin such as diffraction or interference of light. The latter, called structural color or iridescence, has long been a problem of scientific interest. Recently, structural colors have attracted great interest because various photonic architectures, now developing in modern technologies, have been spontaneously created in the self-organization process and have been extensively used as one of the important visual functions. In this book, the fundamental optical properties underlying structural colors are explained, and these mysteries of nature are surveyed from the viewpoint of biological diversity and according to their sophisticated structures. The book proposes a general principle of structural colors based on the structural hierarchy and presents up-to-date applications.
Contents: Introduction; Fundamentals of Structural Coloration; Butterflies and Moths; Beetles and Other Insects; Birds; Fish; Plants; Miscellaneous; Mathematical Background.
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Studio: World Scientific Publishing Company
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 6.25" Height: 9" Weight: 1.45 lbs.
Release Date Oct 15, 2008
Publisher World Scientific Publishing Company
ISBN 9812707832 ISBN13 9789812707833
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More About Shuichi Kinoshita
Shuichi Kinoshita has an academic affiliation as follows - Osaka University, Japan.