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dc.contributor.authorKhudiyev, T.en_US
dc.contributor.authorDogan, T.en_US
dc.contributor.authorBayindir, M.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-28T12:02:20Z
dc.date.available2015-07-28T12:02:20Z
dc.date.issued2014-04-22en_US
dc.identifier.issn2045-2322
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11693/12648
dc.description.abstractBiological systems serve as fundamental sources of inspiration for the development of artificially colored devices, and their investigation provides a great number of photonic design opportunities. While several successful biomimetic designs have been detailed in the literature, conventional fabrication techniques nonetheless remain inferior to their natural counterparts in complexity, ease of production and material economy. Here, we investigate the iridescent neck feathers of Anas platyrhynchos drakes, show that they feature an unusual arrangement of two-dimensional (2D) photonic crystals and further exhibit a superhydrophobic surface, and mimic this multifunctional structure using a nanostructure composite fabricated by a recently developed top-down iterative size reduction method, which avoids the above-mentioned fabrication challenges, provides macroscale control and enhances hydrophobicity through the surface structure. Our 2D solid core photonic crystal fibres strongly resemble drake neck plumage in structure and fully polymeric material composition, and can be produced in wide array of colors by minor alterations during the size reduction process.en_US
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.source.titleScientific Reportsen_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep04718en_US
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess*
dc.subjectStructural Colorsen_US
dc.subjectIndefinitely Longen_US
dc.subjectWing Scalesen_US
dc.subjectNanowiresen_US
dc.subjectFiberen_US
dc.subjectHydrophobicityen_US
dc.subjectWettabilityen_US
dc.subjectButterfliesen_US
dc.subjectPolymeren_US
dc.subjectArraysen_US
dc.titleBiomimicry of multifunctional nanostructures in the neck feathers of mallard (Anas platyrhynchos L.) drakesen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.departmentDepartment of Physicsen_US
dc.departmentInstitute of Materials Science and Nanotechnologyen_US
dc.citation.spage4718en_US
dc.citation.epage4718en_US
dc.citation.volumeNumber4en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1038/srep04718en_US
dc.publisherNature Publishing Groupen_US


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