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Chemistry in Pictures: Invisible teeth

by Craig Bettenhausen
June 14, 2019

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Credit: Matter

If you thought those deep-sea fish that dangle bioluminescent lights to lure in prey weren’t dastardly enough, meet Aristostomias scintillans, the fish with a glowing lure AND invisible teeth. The teeth’s nanoscale structures don’t reflect or scatter light underwater, rendering them effectively invisible. Read more about the sneaky stabbers in C&EN’s June 10 issue.

(Matter 2019, DOI: 10.1016/j.matt.2019.05.010)

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