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Keywords: thin films
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J Exp Biol (2018) 221 (4): jeb174656.
Published: 28 February 2018
... reflectance spectra of magpie barbules with the results of modelling with the FDTD method and classical multi-layer modelling using effective medium theory. In the magpie feathers, the coloured barbules approximate slightly bent thin plates, and thus in principle will act as optical thin films. In general...
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J Exp Biol (2016) 219 (24): 3936–3944.
Published: 15 December 2016
... an important additional role, by acting as optical thin film reflectors. We conclude that Morpho coloration is a subtle combination of overlapping pigmented and/or unpigmented scales, multilayer systems, optical thin films and sometimes undulated scale surfaces. Based on the scales' architecture...
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J Exp Biol (2013) 216 (23): 4358–4364.
Published: 1 December 2013
... of Biologists Ltd 2013 barbs barbules melanin thin films vision Parrots are well known for their striking, bright coloration ( Berg and Bennett, 2010 ). When at rest, most Amazon parrots show a predominantly green colour ( Fig. 1 ), but feathers with bright yellow, red or blue colours are also...
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