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By A.J. Roan
Metal Tech News 

Nanotechnology unlocks squid skin secrets

Team makes material that blocks thermal, optical, microwaves Metal Tech News – July 12, 2023


Last updated 7/18/2023 at 2:23pm

A Pacific Bobtail squid off the coast of New Zealand.

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Of all the cephalopods, the cuttlefish is possibly the most remarkable in its ability to camouflage, with some even being capable of emitting bioluminescence.

Taking inspiration from one of nature's most adaptive creatures, researchers from ACS Nano have explored the transformative qualities of squid skin to create a soft film that can regulate its transparency across a large range of wavelengths – visible, infrared, and microwave – all at the same time.

The skin of squid and other cephalopods have unique cells that can reversibly change their sh...

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