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Researchers at Tokyo University of Science have developed an antireflective coating inspired by the biostructures in moth eyes. Previous attempts at re-creating the antireflective structure, developed through years of evolution, yielded varying degrees of success; despite recent advances in nanoscience that allows the creation of such technology, barriers of scalability and manufacturing costs remain.
A previous attempt by the researchers created moth-eye molds made from glassy carbon etched with an oxygen ion beam.
“Producing glassy carbon substrates requires the use of powder metallurgy technology, which is difficult to produce molds with a large area,” explained Jun Taniguchi, a professor at Tokyo University of…READ MORE