Products Beetle, coloured
These beetles shows how beatifull colours can be achived in nature. The colours are bright and shiny.

Reserch is done analysing this colour phenomena in order to mimic it on artificial surfaces.

The colours are propably a result of the interference phenomena. There are very thin semi-transparent layers on top of the beetles wings. These layers filter and amplify certain colors (wavelengths).
Danish Name Biller, farvede
Category Nature products
Materials Natural composite (chinin fibres in a protein matrix)
Processes Interference colouring
Keywords Insects
Beetle
Colour
Interference
Glossy
Decoration
Environment
Out-door
Environ- mental notes Creation: Only natural materials are used.

Use: Last all life.

Disposal: Is disposed through biodegration.

Photo Torben Lenau and Thomas Nissen
Copyright © 1996-2003 Torben Lenau
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