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Title: Argonne News Brief: Secret of Butterfly Wings Revealed With X-Rays

Scientists used powerful X-rays at the Advanced Photon Source at Argonne to get a unique look at the structure of the tiny crystals that make up the wings of butterflies. The results show us how the wings get their iridescent, brilliant colors—and could give us ideas for technology of our own.
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1288731
Resource Type:
Multimedia
Research Org:
ANL (Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States))
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION; BUTTERFLIES; CRYSTALS; X-RAYS; KAISER-I-HIND BUTTERFLY; BUTTERFLY WINGS