Pete Vukusic

Summary

Affiliation: University of Exeter
Country: UK

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Brilliant whiteness in ultrathin beetle scales
    Pete Vukusic
    School of Physics, Exeter University, Exeter EX4 4QL, UK
    Science 315:348. 2007
  2. pmc Limited-view iridescence in the butterfly Ancyluris meliboeus
    P Vukusic
    Thin Film Photonics, School of Physics, University of Exeter, Exeter EX4 4QL, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 269:7-14. 2002
  3. doi request reprint Natural designs for manipulating the appearance of surfaces
    Pete Vukusic
    School of Physics, Exeter University, Stocker Road, Exeter, UK
    Ophthalmic Physiol Opt 30:435-45. 2010
  4. pmc Physical methods for investigating structural colours in biological systems
    P Vukusic
    School of Physics, University of Exeter, Exeter EX4 4QL, UK
    J R Soc Interface 6:S133-48. 2009
  5. pmc A biological sub-micron thickness optical broadband reflector characterized using both light and microwaves
    P Vukusic
    School of Physics, University of Exeter, Exeter EX4 4QL, UK
    J R Soc Interface 6:S193-201. 2009
  6. ncbi request reprint Directionally controlled fluorescence emission in butterflies
    Pete Vukusic
    School of Physics, Exeter University, Exeter EX4 4QL, UK
    Science 310:1151. 2005
  7. pmc Structurally assisted blackness in butterfly scales
    P Vukusic
    Thin Film Photonics, School of Physics, University of Exeter, Exeter EX4 4QL, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 271:S237-9. 2004
  8. pmc Remarkable iridescence in the hindwings of the damselfly Neurobasis chinensis chinensis (Linnaeus) (Zygoptera: Calopterygidae)
    P Vukusic
    Thin Film Photonics, School of Physics, University of Exeter, Exeter EX4 4QL, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 271:595-601. 2004
  9. ncbi request reprint Photonic structures in biology
    Pete Vukusic
    Thin Film Photonics, School of Physics, Exeter University, Exeter EX4 4QL, UK
    Nature 424:852-5. 2003
  10. doi request reprint Structural colour: elusive iridescence strategies brought to light
    Pete Vukusic
    School of Physics, University of Exeter, Exeter, UK
    Curr Biol 21:R187-9. 2011

Detail Information

Publications12

  1. ncbi request reprint Brilliant whiteness in ultrathin beetle scales
    Pete Vukusic
    School of Physics, Exeter University, Exeter EX4 4QL, UK
    Science 315:348. 2007
    ..This thickness is at least two orders of magnitude thinner than common synthetic systems designed for equivalent-quality whiteness...
  2. pmc Limited-view iridescence in the butterfly Ancyluris meliboeus
    P Vukusic
    Thin Film Photonics, School of Physics, University of Exeter, Exeter EX4 4QL, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 269:7-14. 2002
    ..meliboeus is at-rest signalling; this is distinct from the dorsal wing visibility of other species such as those of the genus Morpho, the function of which is largely for in-flight signalling...
  3. doi request reprint Natural designs for manipulating the appearance of surfaces
    Pete Vukusic
    School of Physics, Exeter University, Stocker Road, Exeter, UK
    Ophthalmic Physiol Opt 30:435-45. 2010
    ..It will summarise some of the recent work on a range of insect species, focussing predominantly on Lepidoptera as an exemplar order...
  4. pmc Physical methods for investigating structural colours in biological systems
    P Vukusic
    School of Physics, University of Exeter, Exeter EX4 4QL, UK
    J R Soc Interface 6:S133-48. 2009
    ..Finally, we describe the recent developments in the research field of photonic crystals and the implications for the further study of structural coloration in animals...
  5. pmc A biological sub-micron thickness optical broadband reflector characterized using both light and microwaves
    P Vukusic
    School of Physics, University of Exeter, Exeter EX4 4QL, UK
    J R Soc Interface 6:S193-201. 2009
    ..In this way, the requirement for an extensively thick system is removed...
  6. ncbi request reprint Directionally controlled fluorescence emission in butterflies
    Pete Vukusic
    School of Physics, Exeter University, Exeter EX4 4QL, UK
    Science 310:1151. 2005
    ..Its light-extraction function is analogous to that of the light-emitting diode...
  7. pmc Structurally assisted blackness in butterfly scales
    P Vukusic
    Thin Film Photonics, School of Physics, University of Exeter, Exeter EX4 4QL, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 271:S237-9. 2004
    ..Specifically, we quantify the optical absorption associated with black wing regions on the butterfly Papilio ulysses and find that the nanostructure of the wing scales of these regions contributes significantly to their black appearance...
  8. pmc Remarkable iridescence in the hindwings of the damselfly Neurobasis chinensis chinensis (Linnaeus) (Zygoptera: Calopterygidae)
    P Vukusic
    Thin Film Photonics, School of Physics, University of Exeter, Exeter EX4 4QL, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 271:595-601. 2004
    ..47, 1.68 and 1.74. Although there is often similarly significant dorsal and ventral colour contrast in other structurally coloured natural systems, very few system designs comprise only a single continuous membrane...
  9. ncbi request reprint Photonic structures in biology
    Pete Vukusic
    Thin Film Photonics, School of Physics, Exeter University, Exeter EX4 4QL, UK
    Nature 424:852-5. 2003
    ..Natural photonic structures are providing inspiration for technological applications...
  10. doi request reprint Structural colour: elusive iridescence strategies brought to light
    Pete Vukusic
    School of Physics, University of Exeter, Exeter, UK
    Curr Biol 21:R187-9. 2011
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  11. ncbi request reprint Measuring and modelling optical scattering and the colour quality of white pierid butterfly scales
    S M Luke
    School of Physics, University of Exeter, Exeter, EX4 4QL, UK
    Opt Express 17:14729-43. 2009
    ..Furthermore, combining the underlying scattering and absorption mechanisms within the butterfly scales enabled us to quantify the optical characteristics of the samples using CIELab colour theory...
  12. ncbi request reprint Structural colour in Lepidoptera
    Pete Vukusic
    School of Physics, University of Exeter, Stocker Road, Exeter EX4 4QL, UK
    Curr Biol 16:R621-3. 2006