Zarzar Group Reveals an Unrecognized Mechanism for Generating Structural Iridescent Color

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28 February 2019

In a paper appearing on Feb. 28 on the cover of the journal Nature, Dr. Lauren Zarzar and her group describe how a surface covered in a fine mist of transparent droplets and lit with a single white light lamp can produce bright, iridescent colors if each tiny droplet is precisely the same size. This newly explained form of structural color could aid in the development of brilliantly-colored cosmetics, color-changing paints, or adaptive camouflage. Read the full paper here!

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