February 15, 2012

Butterflies Inspire Infrared Detection?

Dexter Johnson, IEEE Spectrum

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The goal of nanotechnology is often just duplicating what nature does. Whether it’s replicating the way that geckos walk on ceilings without falling down, or duplicating plants' use of photosynthesis to design improved solar cells, nature is the source of much inspiration and guidance in nanotech research.

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TAGGED: Infrared Light, Carbon Nanotubes, Photodetectors, Butterflies