BREKTHROUGH : Non-Fading Structural Color For Airplane Paint With 10% of the Weight
February 10, 2024 by Brian Wang
https://www.nextbigfuture.com/2024/02/b ... eight.htmlA new way of creating color uses the scattering of light of specific wavelengths around tiny, almost perfectly round silicon crystals. This Kobe University development enables non-fading structural colors that do not depend on the viewing angle and can be printed. The material has a low environmental and biological impact and can be applied extremely thinly, promising significant weight improvements over conventional paints.
Above -The nanospheres in a methanol suspension have different colors than when applied to a surface as a monolayer. The Kobe University researchers explain, “This is due to the multiple scattering, i.e., blue light subsides during consecutive scattering by absorption, while red light survives.” © FUJII Minoru (CC BY)
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