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Researchers reproduce anti-reflective plus anti-adhesive coating mimicking nanostructures on fruit fly’s eyes [Full subscriber]

Insect eyes have an anti-reflective coating, owing to nanostructures on the corneal surface creating a gradient of refractive index between that of air and that of the lens material. These nanocoatings have also been shown to provide anti-adhesive functionality. Researchers at the University of Geneva (UNIGE) and University of Lausanne (UNIL) – together with ETH Zurich (ETHZ), through reverse engineering, have reproduced a nanoscale coating with such properties.…

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