The new generation of physical effect colorants

Rahman, F. and Johnson, N.P. (2008) The new generation of physical effect colorants. Optics and Photonics News, 19(2), pp. 24-29. (doi: 10.1364/OPN.19.2.000024)

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Unlike traditional chemical dyes, physical pigments achieve their hues by directly manipulating light waves. This new class of materials can yield brilliant colors across the infrared and visible spectrums and produce striking pearlescent and metallic sheens. Physical pigments are being actively pursued by the printing and packaging industries, for decorative purposes, and in the areas of transportation and security.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Johnson, Dr Nigel and Rahman, Dr Faiz
Authors: Rahman, F., and Johnson, N.P.
Subjects:T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering
Journal Name:Optics and Photonics News

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