Photonic crystals are optical materials with periodic changes in the dielectric constant on a length scale comparable to optical wavelengths. Dimensional types of photonic crystals, parallelism,...
http://www.azonano.com/article.aspx?ArticleID=1256 | 26 May 2005
The gemstone opal could be manufactured synthetically copying a technique employed by a beetle to control the appearance of its outer shell. Posted December 22 2003
http://www.azonano.com/article.aspx?ArticleID=384 | 9 Jan 2004
Instead of through pigments, these ‘polymer opals’ get their colour from their internal structure alone, resulting in pure colour which does not run or fade. The materials could be used...
http://www.azonano.com/news.aspx?newsID=27488 | 31 May 2013
To gauge whether suspects involved in accidents or routine traffic stops have been driving drunk, police officers pair field sobriety tests with breathalyzers, which signal the presence of alcohol...
http://www.azonano.com/news.aspx?newsID=28473 | 9 Oct 2013
A device that can instantly identify unknown liquids based on their surface tension has been selected to receive the 2013 R&D 100 Award—known as “the Oscar of...
http://www.azonano.com/news.aspx?newsID=27801 | 9 Jul 2013
Serial entrepreneur Miles Wright today announced the launch of Xanofi,
Inc., a company introducing a new platform for nanofiber production that
promises drastic improvements in yields, price...
http://www.azonano.com/news.aspx?newsID=20536 | 15 Nov 2010
Orlin D. Velev, INVISTA professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular
Engineering at North Carolina State University, will discuss his research Wednesday
(Oct. 7) as part of the...
http://www.azonano.com/news.aspx?newsID=13895 | 30 Sep 2009
A team of researchers led by San Francisco State University’s Weining Man is the first to build and demonstrate the ability of two-dimensional disordered photonic band gap material, designed...
http://www.azonano.com/news.aspx?newsID=28301 | 17 Sep 2013
The colors of a butterfly’s wings are unusually bright and beautiful and are the result of an unusual trait; the way they reflect light is fundamentally different from how color works most of the...
http://www.azonano.com/news.aspx?newsID=25703 | 11 Oct 2012
Butterfly wings, peacock feathers, opals and pearls are some of nature's jewels
that use nanostructures to dazzle us with color. It's accomplished through the
way light reaches our eyes after...
http://www.azonano.com/news.aspx?newsID=7000 | 31 Jul 2008