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Photonic Structural Materials with Controlled Disorder

Project description

Study investigates how disordered structures could generate dazzling colours and patterns

Structural colour in animals and plants can arise when nanostructures interfere with visible light, resulting in brilliant, iridescent, diversified colours and beautiful patterns. Until now, nanostructures with high spatial order and periodicity were deemed essential for generating structural colour. However, there is evidence that this process can arise from photonic materials that are not intrinsically regular and strongly scatter light randomly. The EU-funded PrISMoID project will study 2D and 3D disordered photonic morphologies in plants and animals, respectively. Results from structural analysis should help uncover hidden correlations in seemingly random morphologies. A fundamental understanding of how these hidden correlations interact with light will enable us to easily manufacture disordered materials that reflect light in unique ways.

Host institution

UNIVERSITE DE FRIBOURG
Net EU contribution
€ 2 499 990,00
Address
Avenue De L Europe 20
1700 Fribourg
Switzerland

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Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Espace Mittelland Fribourg / Freiburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Beneficiaries (1)

UNIVERSITE DE FRIBOURG
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 2 499 990,00
Address
Avenue De L Europe 20
1700 Fribourg

See on map

Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Espace Mittelland Fribourg / Freiburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00