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Adaptive infrared-reflecting systems inspired by cephalopods

Overview of attention for article published in Science, March 2018
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71 tweeters
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Title
Adaptive infrared-reflecting systems inspired by cephalopods
Published in
Science, March 2018
DOI 10.1126/science.aar5191
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Authors

Chengyi Xu, George T. Stiubianu, Alon A. Gorodetsky

Abstract

Materials and systems that statically reflect radiation in the infrared region of the electromagnetic spectrum underpin the performance of many entrenched technologies, including building insulation, energy-conserving windows, spacecraft components, electronics shielding, container packaging, protective clothing, and camouflage platforms. The development of their adaptive variants, in which the infrared-reflecting properties dynamically change in response to external stimuli, has emerged as an important unmet scientific challenge. By drawing inspiration from cephalopod skin, we developed adaptive infrared-reflecting platforms that feature a simple actuation mechanism, low working temperature, tunable spectral range, weak angular dependence, fast response, stability to repeated cycling, amenability to patterning and multiplexing, autonomous operation, robust mechanical properties, and straightforward manufacturability. Our findings may open opportunities for infrared camouflage and other technologies that regulate infrared radiation.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 240 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 72 30%
Researcher 39 16%
Student > Master 27 11%
Student > Bachelor 20 8%
Student > Doctoral Student 13 5%
Other 31 13%
Unknown 38 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Engineering 45 19%
Materials Science 36 15%
Chemistry 32 13%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 14 6%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 13 5%
Other 49 20%
Unknown 51 21%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 211. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 13 October 2020.
All research outputs
#98,410
of 17,501,053 outputs
Outputs from Science
#3,804
of 70,887 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#3,455
of 286,699 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Science
#173
of 1,089 outputs
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