Silk fibers could be high-tech ‘natural metamaterials




New research has demonstrated how the nano-architecture of a silkworm’s fiber causes “Anderson localization of light,” a discovery that could lead to various innovations and a better understanding of light transport and heat transfer. Full story:

Featured Purdue Researchers:
Young Kim, Associate Professor, Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering
Seung Ho Choi, Postdoctoral Research Assistant, Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering

Silkworm video courtesy of National Institute of Agricultural Sciences, South Korea
Study funding by: Cooperative Research Program for Agriculture Science & Technology Development in South Korea, Air Force Office of Scientific Research

Music: Intermezzo by Podington Bear

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