#Researchers from the University of Bristol have revealed “a universal explanation” for many of the dazzling #coloured and silvery reflections in the natural world.
The team revealed that disordered layers of crystals that are responsible for silvery reflective scales of fish reflect light in the same way as coloured, iridescent insect wings and carapaces.
The research reveals just how shiny creatures have evolved nanoscale structures that exploit light.
The team also says that humans could copy the effect to produce, for example, hyper-reflective surfaces.
Their research is published in the Royal Society journal Interface.
The very silvery scales of fish, like sardines and herring, are made up of microscopic layers of crystals.
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