[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP130102674]
Researchers Prof Deborah Kane; A/Prof Marion Stevens-Kalceff; Prof Paul Smith
Brief description We discovered certain spider webs are an optical device of amazing sophistication � the result of 136 million years of evolution. New photonic and electron microscopy techniques will measure the unique optical and materials properties of the webs, and the resulting knowledge will have high impact for advanced, self- assembled, photonic materials.
Funding Amount $285,000
Funding Scheme Discovery Projects