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xx, 396 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
  • Introduction to Bioinspired Photonic Systems Biological and Bioinspired Photonics Evolution Historical Perspective and the Advent of Microscopy Tools of the Trade Bioinspired Photonics in the Twenty-First Century and the Challenge of Multidisciplinary Science Structural Color I: Low-Dimensional Structures Next Generation Applications Inspired by Ancient Structures Sparkly, Vibrant, Bright, and Shiny-Light and Biology in Action Describing Biological Photonic Structures One-Dimensional Layered Structures Two-Dimensional Structures Structural Color II: Complex Structures Quasi Two-/Three-Dimensional Structures Three-Dimensional Structures Nanostructures in Black and White Dynamic, Adaptive Color Color Changing Organisms as Inspiration The Expanding Display Industry Nature's "Unconventional" Display Technologies Cephalopods Architectures of Dynamic Biological Photonics Chromatophores Chromatophore-Inspired Structures Dynamic Structural Color: Iridophores and Leucophores Actuating Structural Color Vision Systems Inspiring Vision Biological Eyes: The Front-End Optics Photoreceptors: The Imager's Back End Spectral Sensitivities 188 Secondary Structures Applications Biomaterials for Photonics Chitin Silk Biosilica Reflectins Luciferins and GFP-Bioluminescence and Fluorescence Opsins Sensors Introduction Infrared Sensing Gas and Vapor Sensors Energy from Light Insatiable Appetite for Power and Energy Harvesting Solar Power Photosynthesis Photovoltaics Antireflective Structures Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells Solar Fuels and Artificial Photosynthesis Hybrid Systems Nanoantennas The Future of Bioinspired Photonics: Challenges and Opportunities Inspiration from Natural Systems for Conventional and Unconventional Applications Fabrication Is Still a Challenge Biological Fabrication STEM Education and Outreach Importance of Multidisciplinary and Basic Research Index References appear at the end of each chapter.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781466504028 20160619
Harness the Wonders of the Natural World As our in-depth knowledge of biological systems increases, the number of devices and applications built from these principles is rapidly growing. Bioinspired Photonics: Optical Structures and Systems Inspired by Nature provides an interdisciplinary introduction to the captivating and diverse photonic systems seen in nature and explores how we take inspiration from them to create new photonic materials and devices. See How Photonic Systems in Nature Work The book presents important examples of how combining biological inspiration with state-of-the-art nanoscience is resulting in the emergence of a field focused on developing real improvements in materials and devices. The author walks readers through examples taken from nature, delves into their characterization and performance, and describes the unique features of their performance. She interweaves this material with discussions on fabricating synthetic versions of the systems as well as specific aspects of the biological examples that researchers are leveraging in their own work. Replicate and Take Inspiration from These Systems for Fabrication and Application Suitable for a multidisciplinary audience of scientists, technologists, students, and lay people, this book covers a wide range of topics encompassed by bioinspired photonics in an easy-to-follow way. Newcomers to the field will acquire the minimum background necessary to begin exploring this fascinating subject while experts will discover state-of-the-art approaches to biomimetic and bioinspired photonic systems.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781466504028 20160619
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