TitleIridescences : the physical colors of insects
Author(s)Serge Berthier
PublicationNew York, Springer, 2007.
Description1 online resource (x, 160 p.) : ill. (chiefly col.)
Abstract NoteButterflies and coleopterans are beautifully colored insects. This book aims to understand the origin of these brilliant colors from a physics perspective. It explains the different physical phenomena and shows numerous color illustrations. It is suitable for optical physicists, biologists, and teachers alike
Contents NoteIridescence -- Why colors -- Lepidoptera description and scales of observation -- Coleoptera description and observation scales -- Changing colors: structures or pigments? -- Physical colors, chemical colors basics fo solid state optics -- 1-dimensional structures: interferences -- 2-deimensional structures: interferences and diffraction -- 3-dimensional structures: crystalline diffraction -- Amorphous structures: scattering -- Pigments and pigmentary colors -- Thermoregulation and spectral selectivity -- Vision and colorimetry
NotesIncludes indexes
Keyword(s)1. EBOOK 2. EBOOK - SPRINGER 3. INSECTS 4. Iridescence 5. NATURE 6. Pigmentation 7. Pigments, Biological 8. SCIENCE
Item TypeeBook
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