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- McNamara, Maria E., et al. Show all 5 Authors
- Proceedings 2012 v.279 no.1731 pp. 1114-1121
- Coleoptera; color; evolution; fossils; insects; nanomaterials; refractive index; wavelengths
- ... Structural colours, the most intense, reflective and pure colours in nature, are generated when light is scattered by complex nanostructures. Metallic structural colours are widespread among modern insects and can be preserved in their fossil counterparts, but it is unclear whether the colours have been altered during fossilization, and whether the absence of colours is always real. To resolve the ...
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