Chameleons use photonic crystals to change color

Our paper on chameleon color change mechanism in now online here. In this paper, we show that chameleons use tunable photonic crystals to change color during social interaction. Details on this study are available here.

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One thought on “Chameleons use photonic crystals to change color

  1. This is very nice! Actually it gives an idea (which I’m not sure was already around. given how inventive it is) on how one could proceed to create some “color e-ink”.. you just need to find some way to change the density of reflective crystals by electricity and that’s it! Are you guys thinking about this aspect?

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