Bodo D Wilts

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Affiliation: University of Groningen
Country: The Netherlands

Publications

  1. pmc Hemispherical Brillouin zone imaging of a diamond-type biological photonic crystal
    Bodo D Wilts
    Computational Physics, Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials, University of Groningen, Nijenborgh 4, 9747 AG, Groningen, The Netherlands
    J R Soc Interface 9:1609-14. 2012
  2. pmc Brilliant camouflage: photonic crystals in the diamond weevil, Entimus imperialis
    Bodo D Wilts
    Computational Physics, Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials, University of Groningen, Groningen 9747AG, The Netherlands
    Proc Biol Sci 279:2524-30. 2012
  3. doi request reprint Papiliochrome II pigment reduces the angle dependency of structural wing colouration in nireus group papilionids
    Bodo D Wilts
    Computational Physics, Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials, University of Groningen, NL 9747 AG, Netherlands
    J Exp Biol 215:796-805. 2012
  4. pmc Spectral reflectance properties of iridescent pierid butterfly wings
    Bodo D Wilts
    Department of Neurobiophysics, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
    J Comp Physiol A Neuroethol Sens Neural Behav Physiol 197:693-702. 2011
  5. pmc Sexual dichromatism of the damselfly Calopteryx japonica caused by a melanin-chitin multilayer in the male wing veins
    Doekele G Stavenga
    Computational Physics, Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    PLoS ONE 7:e49743. 2012
  6. pmc Sparkling feather reflections of a bird-of-paradise explained by finite-difference time-domain modeling
    Bodo D Wilts
    Computational Physics, Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials, University of Groningen, NL 9747AG, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 111:4363-8. 2014
  7. doi request reprint Kingfisher feathers--colouration by pigments, spongy nanostructures and thin films
    Doekele G Stavenga
    Computational Physics, Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials, University of Groningen, NL 9747 AG Groningen, The Netherlands
    J Exp Biol 214:3960-7. 2011
  8. doi request reprint Refractive index and dispersion of butterfly chitin and bird keratin measured by polarizing interference microscopy
    Hein L Leertouwer
    Computational Physics, Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials, University of Groningen, NL 9747 AG Groningen, The Netherlands
    Opt Express 19:24061-6. 2011
  9. doi request reprint Glass scales on the wing of the swordtail butterfly Graphium sarpedon act as thin film polarizing reflectors
    Doekele G Stavenga
    Computational Physics, Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials, University of Groningen, Groningen, NL9747AG, The Netherlands
    J Exp Biol 215:657-62. 2012
  10. pmc Polarized iridescence of the multilayered elytra of the Japanese jewel beetle, Chrysochroa fulgidissima
    Doekele G Stavenga
    Department of Neurobiophysics, Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials, University of Groningen, Nijenborgh 4, 9747 AG Groningen, The Netherlands
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 366:709-23. 2011

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Publications17

  1. pmc Hemispherical Brillouin zone imaging of a diamond-type biological photonic crystal
    Bodo D Wilts
    Computational Physics, Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials, University of Groningen, Nijenborgh 4, 9747 AG, Groningen, The Netherlands
    J R Soc Interface 9:1609-14. 2012
    ..imperialis are structurally optimized for high reflectance and may thus be well suited for use as a template for producing novel photonic devices, e.g. through biomimicry or direct infiltration from dielectric material...
  2. pmc Brilliant camouflage: photonic crystals in the diamond weevil, Entimus imperialis
    Bodo D Wilts
    Computational Physics, Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials, University of Groningen, Groningen 9747AG, The Netherlands
    Proc Biol Sci 279:2524-30. 2012
    ..While the close-distance colourful shininess of E. imperialis may facilitate intersexual recognition, the diffuse green reflectance of the elytra when seen at long-distance provides cryptic camouflage...
  3. doi request reprint Papiliochrome II pigment reduces the angle dependency of structural wing colouration in nireus group papilionids
    Bodo D Wilts
    Computational Physics, Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials, University of Groningen, NL 9747 AG, Netherlands
    J Exp Biol 215:796-805. 2012
    ..The contribution of the fluorescence signal to the visual appearance is minor...
  4. pmc Spectral reflectance properties of iridescent pierid butterfly wings
    Bodo D Wilts
    Department of Neurobiophysics, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
    J Comp Physiol A Neuroethol Sens Neural Behav Physiol 197:693-702. 2011
    ..The spectral properties of the pigmentary and structural colourations are presumably tuned to the spectral sensitivities of the butterflies' photoreceptors...
  5. pmc Sexual dichromatism of the damselfly Calopteryx japonica caused by a melanin-chitin multilayer in the male wing veins
    Doekele G Stavenga
    Computational Physics, Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    PLoS ONE 7:e49743. 2012
    ..The obtained melanin refractive index data will be useful in optical studies on melanized tissues, especially where melanin is concentrated in layers, thus causing iridescence...
  6. pmc Sparkling feather reflections of a bird-of-paradise explained by finite-difference time-domain modeling
    Bodo D Wilts
    Computational Physics, Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials, University of Groningen, NL 9747AG, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 111:4363-8. 2014
    ..The results elucidate the interplay between avian coloration and vision and indicate tuning of the mating displays to the spectral properties of the avian visual system. ..
  7. doi request reprint Kingfisher feathers--colouration by pigments, spongy nanostructures and thin films
    Doekele G Stavenga
    Computational Physics, Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials, University of Groningen, NL 9747 AG Groningen, The Netherlands
    J Exp Biol 214:3960-7. 2011
    ..This can be directly understood with thin film modelling, assuming a somewhat variable cortex thickness. The cortex reflectance appears to be small but not negligible with respect to the pigmentary and structural barb reflectance...
  8. doi request reprint Refractive index and dispersion of butterfly chitin and bird keratin measured by polarizing interference microscopy
    Hein L Leertouwer
    Computational Physics, Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials, University of Groningen, NL 9747 AG Groningen, The Netherlands
    Opt Express 19:24061-6. 2011
    ..517 and B = 8.80·10(3) nm(2) for the butterfly chitin and A = 1.532 and B = 5.89·10(3) nm(2) for the bird keratin...
  9. doi request reprint Glass scales on the wing of the swordtail butterfly Graphium sarpedon act as thin film polarizing reflectors
    Doekele G Stavenga
    Computational Physics, Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials, University of Groningen, Groningen, NL9747AG, The Netherlands
    J Exp Biol 215:657-62. 2012
    ..Imaging scatterometry of single, isolated glass scales demonstrated that the reflected light can be strongly polarized, indicating that they function as polarizing reflectors...
  10. pmc Polarized iridescence of the multilayered elytra of the Japanese jewel beetle, Chrysochroa fulgidissima
    Doekele G Stavenga
    Department of Neurobiophysics, Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials, University of Groningen, Nijenborgh 4, 9747 AG Groningen, The Netherlands
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 366:709-23. 2011
    ..The extreme polarized iridescence exhibited by the elytra of the jewel beetle may have a function in intraspecific recognition...
  11. pmc Spatial reflection patterns of iridescent wings of male pierid butterflies: curved scales reflect at a wider angle than flat scales
    Primoz Pirih
    Department of Neurobiophysics, University of Groningen, Nijenborgh 4, 9747 AG, Groningen, The Netherlands
    J Comp Physiol A Neuroethol Sens Neural Behav Physiol 197:987-97. 2011
    ..The restricted spatial visibility of iridescence presumably plays a role in intraspecific signalling...
  12. ncbi request reprint Coloration principles of nymphaline butterflies - thin films, melanin, ommochromes and wing scale stacking
    Doekele G Stavenga
    Computational Physics, Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials, University of Groningen, NL 9747 AG Groningen, The Netherlands
    J Exp Biol 217:2171-80. 2014
    ..The colours observed locally on the wing are also due to the degree of scale stacking. Thin films, tuned pigments and combinations of stacked scales together determine the wing coloration of nymphaline butterflies. ..
  13. ncbi request reprint Iridescent flowers? Contribution of surface structures to optical signaling
    Casper J van der Kooi
    Computational Physics, Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials, University of Groningen, Nijenborgh 4, NL 9747 AG, Groningen, the Netherlands Plant Physiology, Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Studies, University of Groningen, Nijenborgh 7, NL 9747 AG, Groningen, The Netherlands
    New Phytol 203:667-73. 2014
    ..Pigmentary rather than structural coloration determines the optical appearance of flowers. Therefore, the hypothesized signaling by flowers with striated surfaces to attract potential pollinators presently seems untenable. ..
  14. ncbi request reprint The colouration toolkit of the Pipevine Swallowtail butterfly, Battus philenor: thin films, papiliochromes, and melanin
    Doekele G Stavenga
    Computational Physics, Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials, University of Groningen, 9747, AG Groningen, The Netherlands
    J Comp Physiol A Neuroethol Sens Neural Behav Physiol 200:547-61. 2014
    ..philenor are blue-green iridescent. At oblique illumination, the light reflected by the male's dorsal hindwings can be highly polarised, which may have a function in intersexual signalling. ..
  15. doi request reprint Spectral tuning of Amazon parrot feather coloration by psittacofulvin pigments and spongy structures
    Jan Tinbergen
    Computational Physics, Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials, University of Groningen, NL 9747 AG Groningen, The Netherlands
    J Exp Biol 216:4358-64. 2013
    ..The reflectance spectra of Amazon feathers are presumably tuned to the sensitivity spectra of the visual photoreceptors. ..
  16. pmc Imaging scatterometry and microspectrophotometry of lycaenid butterfly wing scales with perforated multilayers
    Bodo D Wilts
    Department of Neurobiophysics, University of Groningen, NL 9747 AG Groningen, The Netherlands
    J R Soc Interface 6:S185-92. 2009
    ..The width of the reflectance spectra, measured with a microspectrophotometer, decreased with the degree of perforation, in agreement with the calculations based on multilayer theory...
  17. pmc Oil droplets of bird eyes: microlenses acting as spectral filters
    Doekele G Stavenga
    Computational Physics, Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 369:20130041. 2014
    ..The spectral filtering causes narrow-band photoreceptor spectral sensitivities, which are well suited for spectral discrimination, especially in birds that have feathers coloured by carotenoid pigments. ..