Beetle inspires ultra-white coating

Ordinarily, bright colors are produced using pigments that absorb some wavelengths of light while reflecting others. To produce the color white, though, all wavelengths need to be reflected at the same efficiency. In man-made items, this is typically achieved by incorporating highly refractive particles of pigments such as titanium dioxide or zinc oxide.

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