Sophisticated optical secrets revealed in glossy buttercup flowers

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Buttercup flowers are known for their intense, shiny yellow colour. For over a century, biologists have sought to understand why the buttercup stands out. University of Groningen scientists have now brought together all that was known about the buttercup and added some new information too. The results will be published by the Journal of the Royal Society Interface on 22 February 2017.

Periode21-feb-2017 → 23-feb-2017

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  • TitelDe lichtflits van de boterbloem
    Mate van erkenningRegional
    Media naam/outletLeeuwarder Courant
    MediatypePrint
    LandNetherlands
    Release datum23/02/2017
    BeschrijvingCasper van der Kooi, onderzoeker in Lausanne, Zwitserland, houdt zich bezig met bloemkleur. Hij ontdekte dat de boterbloem een geval apart is en zijn felgele kleur dankt aan een paar bijzondere eigenschappen.
    Producent / auteurTim Fierant
    URLhttps://www.lc.nl/friesland/De-lichtflits-van-de-boterbloem-22018585.html
    PersonenCasper van der Kooi, Doekele Stavenga
  • TitelHow buttercups get their yellow gloss
    Mate van erkenningInternational
    Media naam/outletLive Science
    MediatypeWeb
    LandUnited Kingdom
    Release datum22/02/2017
    BeschrijvingIf you've ever played the childhood game of holding a buttercup under your chin to see if you like butter, you might have wondered why the cheery little flowers are the only type that provide the requisite reflection on your skin.

    A new study reveals the answer: Buttercups are unique among flowers. Their bright-yellow gloss results from a one-of-a-kind combination of pigments and anatomical structures that create an optical thin film. These films reflect light much like a sheen of oil on a parking-lot puddle, said study leader Casper J. van der Kooi, who studies the reproductive biology of plants and animals at the University of Lausanne in Switzerland.
    Producent / auteurStephanie Pappas
    URLhttps://www.livescience.com/57964-how-buttercups-get-their-yellow-gloss.html
    PersonenCasper van der Kooi
  • TitelSophisticated optical secrets revealed in glossy buttercup flowers
    Mate van erkenningInternational
    Media naam/outletPhys.org
    MediatypeWeb
    LandNetherlands
    Release datum21/02/2017
    BeschrijvingButtercup flowers are known for their intense, shiny yellow colour. For over a century, biologists have sought to understand why the buttercup stands out. University of Groningen scientists have now brought together all that was known about the buttercup and added some new information too. The results will be published by the Journal of the Royal Society Interface on 22 February 2017.
    Producent / auteurUniversity of Groningen
    URLhttps://phys.org/news/2017-02-sophisticated-optical-secrets-revealed-glossy.html
    PersonenCasper van der Kooi