Nature-Inspired Design — Mimicking Moth Eyes to Produce Transparent Anti-Reflective Coatings

Nature-Inspired Design — Mimicking Moth Eyes to Produce Transparent Anti-Reflective Coatings
Scientists have found a way to produce large area transparent films whose nanostructures are inspired by the moth eye structure | Photo courtesy: Ian Lindsay on Pixabay
Scanning electron microscopy images of an anti-reflective thin film
Scanning electron microscopy images of an anti-reflective thin film produced using the bio-inspired nanostructured mold (Photo courtesy: Jun Taniguchi, Tokyo University of Science)
Mimicking Moth Eyes to Produce Transparent Anti-Reflective Coatings
Optical properties of the moth-eye film compared with those of a sample without the nanostructured pattern. Both transmittance and reflectance are improved by the moth-eye structure, demonstrating its anti-reflective properties. (Photo courtesy: Jun Taniguchi, Tokyo University of Science)

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