Optical Properties of Algae

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GRØN DYST 2014 Technical University of Denmark

Optical Properties of Algae
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Author:E. Afzelius (DTU Fysik og Nanoteknologi, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark)
I. Videcrantz (DTU Fysik og Nanoteknologi, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark)
M. Schack Møller (DTU Fysik og Nanoteknologi, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark)
N. Munksgaard (DTU Fysik og Nanoteknologi, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark)
Date: 2014-06-27     Track: Main     Session: 1

INTRODUCTION Around 25 percent of the biomass in the world is algae’s. As organisms they have found ways to harvest energy from the sunlight while preventing harmful wavelengths in the sunlight to penetrate or at least harm the organism. We believe this cleaver mechanism is obtained through structuring the shell encapsulating the organism. We show predicted and measured reflectivities and transmission spectra from different species of algae’s.