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Complexity and evolution of photonic nanostructures in bioorganism: templates for material sciences (BioPhot)

Workshop VI, Budapest, Hungary, 24-25 September, 2007

The Second BioPhot Meeting in Budapest, Hungary

The meeting and the BioPhot project is made possible by the EU support through the BioPhot grant: NEST/PATHFINDER/BIO-PHOT-012915.

Organized by

Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Research Instititute for Technical Physics and Materials Science  (MTA-MFA), Nanotechnology Department (
Budapest, Hungary, 1121 Konkoly Thege M. út. 29 – 33, Building 26. Meeting room.

Hungarian Natural History Museum (HNHS)


Dr. László Péter Biró
Research Instititute for Technical Physics and Materials Science , Hungarian Academy of Scinces
Dr. Zsolt Bálint
Hungarian Natural History Museum



The first day, 2007 September 24 is open for the interested scientists not participating in the BioPhot project, we regret, but DUE TO THE LIMITED CAPACITY of the presentation room ONLY 40 EXTERNAL PARTICIPANTS can be accepted. The participants will be accepted on the first come-first accepted basis. Please register!



  • maximum length 15 minutes plus 5 minutes for allowing questions
9:00 - 9:05 Prof. István Bársony
Director of the MTA-MFA
Opening Words

9:05 - 9:25

J P Vigneron, M Ouedraogo,
M Rassart

Hemispheric multilayer causes colour mixing on the African shield-backed bug Calidea panaethiopica

9:25 - 9:45

P Váraljai, K Buczkó, A Kertész, Z Bálint

Studying filament nanostructures in Transylvanian populations of Edelweiss (Leontopodium alpinum): is there a shield or a signal system, or both?

9:45 - 10:00

Z Vértesy, K. Kertész, Zs. Bálint, G. Molnár, M. Erős, L P Biró

SEM and TEM investigations in the scales of the European nymphalid butterfly Apatura ilia dark and light phenotypes

10:00 - 10:30

Coffe break


10:30 - 10:50

S Berthier, J Boulenguez, C Andraud

Order and disorder in Natural Photonic structures: Characterization

10:50 - 11:10

L. P. Biró, G. Molnár, K. Kertész, Z. Vértesy, A. A. Koós, Z. E. Horváth, G. I. Márk, L. Tapasztó, Zs. Bálint, O. Deparis and J. P. Vigneron

Tailored multilayer nanoarchitectures inspired by the scales of Albulina metallica

11:10 - 11:30

M Rassart, J P Vigneron

Hygrochromic behaviour of the hercules beetle (Dynastes hercules : Coleoptera)

11:30 - 11:50

Z Bálint, G Makranczy

An example for discolouration in carabid beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae)

11:50 - 13:40

Lunch break


13:40 - 14:00

S Berthier, J Boulenguez

Moiré patterns: application to the determination of the wings deformations

14:00 - 14:20

I Tamáska, Z Vértesy, K Kertész, G. I. Márk, Z Bálint, L P Biró

New type of photonic crystal in the green scales of Chrysirida Ripheus

14:20 - 14:40

O Deparis, M Rassart, C Vandenbem, V Welch, JP Vigneron

Fabrication of SiO2/TiO2 multilayer films mimicking Chrysochroa vittata and Hoplia coerula

14:40 - 15:00

Coffee break


15:00 - 15:20

K Kertész, Z. Vértesy, Z. Bálint, L P. Biró

Butterfly wings as selective gas sensors

15:20 - 15:40

G. I. Márk, Z. Vértesy, K. Kertész, L. P. Biró

Reciprocal- and direct space study of butterfly wing scale structures of long range order, medium range order, and short range order

15:40 - 16:00

General discussions & Closing remarks


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