Color Changing Skin Developed by University of California Engineers

March 15, 2015 10:13 AM

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According to the researcher Connie J. Chang-Hasnain, who led the study and co-authored the paper, this “is the first time anybody has made a flexible chameleon-like skin that can change color simply by flexing it.” The color changing skin may have a great demand in the market as it can provide a unique composition to the exterior of different products. It is a simple chemical free approach for creating changing colors in a flexible skin-like product. It could be also used as a part of defect-detecting sensor or display system in aircrafts, bridges or buildings. It can be easily reproduced and the creation is not only impressive to the team but to the entire scientific community.

The color changing film uses a new approach which includes changing the surface structure for reflecting numerous visible wavelengths instead to altering chemical make-up. It is composed of 120 nanometers thick semiconducting silicon. Presently it has been made and displayed as a 1 centimeter square...

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