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The paper “A highly conspicuous mineralized composite photonic architecture in the translucent shell of the blue-rayed limpet” describes the photonic structures that lie at the origin on the bright blue colors in the translucent calcified shell of the blue-rayed limpet Patella pellucida. This work results from a collaboration with the groups of Joanna Aizenberg at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and Christine Ortiz at the MIT Department of Materials Science and Engineering.
The full open-access publication can be found here.
It was covered by several international news outlets including
- The MIT News site
- The news site of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University
- Optics and Photonics News of the Optical Society of America
- Beta Boston a Boston Globe web site
- Nature World News
Anthony will initiate our efforts in studying and exploiting the morphogenesis of biological photonic materials.