Kyle L Naughton, Long Phan, Erica M Leung, Rylan Kautz, Qiyin Lin, Yegor Van Dyke, Benedetta Marmiroli, Barbara Sartori, Andy Arvai, Sheng Li, Michael E Pique, Mahan Naeim, Justin P Kerr, Mercedeez J Aquino, Victoria A Roberts, Elizabeth D Getzoff, Chenhui Zhu, Sigrid Bernstorff, Alon A Gorodetsky
Films from the cephalopod protein reflectin demonstrate multifaceted functionality as infrared camouflage coatings, proton transport media, and substrates for growth of neural stem cells. A detailed study of the in vitro formation, structural characteristics, and stimulus response of such films is presented. The reported observations hold implications for the design and development of advanced cephalopod-inspired functional materials.
October 2016: Advanced Materials