Etikettarkiv: nanotechnology

Colourful plastics – without dyes

Long before humans figured out how to create colours, nature had already perfected the process — think stunning, bright butterfly wings of many different hues, for example.

Morpho didius gets its blue colour as a consequence of the nano structure of its wings

Morpho didius gets its blue colour as a consequence of the nano structures of its wings

Now scientists are tapping into those secrets to develop a more environmentally friendly way to make coloured plastics. Using structure — or the shapes and architectures of materials — rather than dyes, to produce colour.

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