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Disordered photonics

A shrimp solves a scattering problem

Multiple scattering from birefringent nanospheres confers brilliant whiteness to parts of the Pacific cleaner shrimp, inspiring new ways to achieve broadband reflection with thin layers of material.

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Wiersma, D.S. A shrimp solves a scattering problem. Nat. Photon. 17, 461–462 (2023).

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