OPJ  Vol.3 No.7 A , November 2013
Could the Cuticle of Beetles Serve Also for Their Radiative Thermoregulation?
Abstract: Based on the recent observation of the asymmetry of light energy flow through a material system that is similar to an iridescent beetle’s cuticle, we discuss the key roles of chiral molecular organization (responsible for the iridescent color of beetles) and of asymmetric boundary conditions (defined by the position of their cuticle) in the evolution of such photonic biological structures. Question is raised about the possible role of such energy flow asymmetry in the radiative thermoregulation of those beetles.
Cite this paper: K. Allahverdyan, T. Galstian, A. Gevorgyan and R. Hakobyan, "Could the Cuticle of Beetles Serve Also for Their Radiative Thermoregulation?," Optics and Photonics Journal, Vol. 3 No. 7, 2013, pp. 17-22. doi: 10.4236/opj.2013.37A003.

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