Photonic nanoarchitectures occurring in butterfly scales as selective gas/vapor sensors

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Abstract

Photonic band gap material type nanoarchitectures occurring in the wing scales of butterflies possessing structural color were investigated as selective gas/vapor sensors. From 20 examined butterfly species all showed selective sensing when various volatile organic compounds were introduced as additives in ambient air. Four butterflies species: Chrysiridia ripheus (Geometridae), Pseudolycena marsyas, Cyanophrys remus (both Lycaenidae) and Morpho aega (Nymphalidae) were selected to demonstrate the possibilities of selective sensing offered by these natural nanoarchitectures. Each butterfly species gives characteristic response both for species, i.e., for its typical nanoarchitecture, and for the seven test vapors used. Fast response time, reproducible and concentration dependent signals are demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume7057
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008
EventThe Nature of Light: Light in Nature II - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Aug 10 2008Aug 11 2008

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OtherThe Nature of Light: Light in Nature II
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period8/10/088/11/08

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Photonics
Gases
Vapors
photonics
vapors
Volatile Organic Compounds
Photonic band gap
Sensor
volatile organic compounds
sensors
Sensors
Volatile organic compounds
gases
wings
Sensing
Color
color
Photonic Band Gap
air
Air

Keywords

  • Bioinspiration
  • Butterfly wing scales
  • Nanoarchitecture
  • Optical reading
  • Photonic band gap (PBG)
  • Photonic crystal
  • Selective gas/vapor sensor
  • Volatile organic compounds (VOCs)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Photonic nanoarchitectures occurring in butterfly scales as selective gas/vapor sensors. / Biró, L. P.; Kertész, K.; Vértesy, Z.; Bálint, Zs.

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 7057 2008. 705706.

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Biró, LP, Kertész, K, Vértesy, Z & Bálint, Z 2008, Photonic nanoarchitectures occurring in butterfly scales as selective gas/vapor sensors. in Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. vol. 7057, 705706, The Nature of Light: Light in Nature II, San Diego, CA, United States, 8/10/08. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.794910
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