Researchers Discover a New Butterfly-inspired Device

Researchers Discover a New Butterfly-inspired Device

Researchers are claiming to have made a new butterfly-inspired device which they said will help them with faster communication.

The latest discovery, coming from the international team of researchers from Swinburne University of Technology in Australia and Friedrich-Alexander Universitat Erlangen-Nurnberg in Germany, is a nano- device for faster communication.

Explaining about this new discovery, experts said that the new device is even smaller than the width of a human hair. It is a photonic crystal, which they said, can split towards both left and right circularly polarized light.

The device has been developed by mimicking the microscopic structures in butterfly wings, added experts. They claim that this nano-device can make optical communication faster and even more secure than the other devices.

The design for this crystal has been taken from the 'Callophrys Rubi' butterfly. It has 3D nano-structures within its wings which gives it the vibrant green color that it has. Experts said that all the insects have nano-structures that provide them with their respective colors.

The device is inspired by the Callophrys Rubi because its nano-structures are different from that of the other insects.

"This butterfly's wing contains an immense array of interconnected nano-scale coiled springs that form a unique optical material. We used this concept to develop our photonic crystal device," researcher Dr. Mark Turner, said.


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