On Your Wavelength podcast: Season 2 Episode 3

The secret of dazzling shrimps
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This month, we're looking into the impressive white colour of the Pacific Cleaner shrimp. A recent study in Nature Photonics reveals how birefringence enables the the shrimp to overcome optical crowding. Tune in to find out more...

Featuring Benjamin Palmer and Tali Lemcof (Ben-Gurion University, Israel) and Giampaolo Pitruzzello (Nature Photonics).

Hosted by Ankita Anirban (Nature Reviews Physics) and Cristiano Matricardi (Nature communications)

Ref: Lemcoff, T., Alus, L., Haataja, J.S. et al. Brilliant whiteness in shrimp from ultra-thin layers of birefringent nanospheres. Nat. Photon. (2023). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41566-023-01182-4

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