Polarizing Natural Nanostructures
2014 (English)In: Ellipsometry of Functional Organic Surfaces and Films / [ed] Hinrichs, Karsten; Eichhorn Klaus-Jochen, Springer Berlin/Heidelberg, 2014, 155-169 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
A brief description of the polarizing environment we are living in and the possibilities for some animals to detect this polarization is made. This is followed by a presentation of how animals and plants generate polarized light, usually through reflection from micro- and nanostructures. Special attention is made to scarab beetles reflecting light with a high degree of circular polarization. Finally some comments on the biological aspects of polarization are made.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer Berlin/Heidelberg, 2014. 155-169 p.
, Springer Series in Surface Science, ISSN 0931-5195 ; 52
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-106408DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-40128-2_8ISBN: 978-3-642-40127-5 (print)ISBN: 978-3-642-40128-2 (online)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-106408DiVA: diva2:715922