Behavior of light at the nanoscale is different from the macro scale. Visitors will be able to look at how nature produces shimmering iridescent colors using nanostructures. They will be able to understand and appreciate the applications of this process by making an artificial opal.
Understand that color is produced due to interaction of matter and light
Structural color is different from pigment based color
Behavior of light at the nanoscale is dependent on the size of the structures it is interacting with
Developed for the NISE Network with funding from the National Science Foundation under Award Numbers 0532536 and 0940143. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this product are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Foundation.