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Keywords: 2-D photonic crystalClose
Journal: Journal of Experimental Biology
J Exp Biol (2004) 207 (12): 2157–2172.
Published: 15 May 2004
... and mechanistically identical to structures that have evolved convergently in the dermis of many lineages of birds, the tapetum of some mammals and the cornea of some fishes. These collagen arrays constitute quasi-ordered 2-D photonic crystals. Fig. 1. Structurally coloured skin of mammals examined. (A) Male...