Biomimetically inspired Photonic Nanomaterials
Parker, Greg (2010) Biomimetically inspired Photonic Nanomaterials. IoP Nanotechnology (Submitted).
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Nature has been kind enough to provide us with a 3-billion year old portfolio of Her on-going experimentation with living systems. There are well-optimised engineering solutions to mechanical, aerodynamic, hydrodynamic and optical problems all to be found in the living world [1, 2]. However, Nature is severely limited in the materials that are at Her disposal so that as engineers we can improve on Nature’s solutions to particular problems by taking Her design template as a starting point and then incorporating our own more appropriate materials, or nanomaterials into that template design. We can also use Nature’s solutions as a starting point in our own “evolutionary algorithms” taking Nature’s 3-billion year old solution as our starting point and then extrapolating that solution to (effectively) thousands of billions of years into the future using digital computers. This review article will consider just one particular application area of biomimetics – photonic nanomaterials .
|Keywords:||biomimetics, photonics, nanomaterials|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Physical and Applied Science > Electronics and Computer Science > NANO
|Date Deposited:||27 Apr 2010 10:32|
|Last Modified:||01 Mar 2012 12:00|
|Contributors:||Parker, Greg (Author)
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|ISI Citation Count:||3|
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