Journal article

When black and white make green: the surprising interplay of structure and pigments

  • Sai, Tianqi Department of Materials, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
  • Wilts, Bodo D. Adolphe Merkle Institute, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
  • Sicher, Alba Department of Materials, ETH Zürich, Switzerland - Empa, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, Laboratory for Biomimetic Membranes and Textiles, St. Gallen, Switzerland
  • Steiner, Ullrich Adolphe Merkle Institute, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
  • Scheffold, Frank Department of Physics, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
  • Dufresne, Eric R. Department of Materials, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
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    27.02.2019
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  • CHIMIA International Journal for Chemistry. - 2019, vol. 73, no. 1, p. 47–50
English The natural world is teeming with color, which originates either from the wavelength- dependent absorp- tion of light by pigments or from scattering from nanoscale structures, or both. While the latter ' structural color ' has been a topic of intense study in recent years, the most vibrant colors in nature involve contributions from both structure and pigment. The study of structure–pigment interactions in biological systems is currently in its infancy and could inspire more technological applications, such as sustainable, toxin-free pigments and more efficient light harvesting.
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Faculté des sciences et de médecine
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Département de Physique
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  • English
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Physics
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