Newest Blue is YInMn Blue

Gepostet vor 9 Monaten in #Design #Science #Chemistry #Colors

Share: Twitter Facebook Mail


Vor sieben Jahren entdeckte der Chemiker Mas Subramain an der Uni Oregon ein neues Blau, das jetzt zur kommerziellen Verwendung freigegeben und lizensiert wurde. Das neue Blau nennt sich YInMn Blue nach seinen chemischen Bestandteilen Yttrium (Y), Indium (In) und Mangan (Mn) und das Zeug sind indeed ziemlich blau aus.

blueThe world’s newest shade of blue, a brilliantly bright, durable pigment called YInMn blue, has been licensed for commercial use and is already in the hands of some artists. The pigment was discovered in 2009 by chemist Mas Subramanian and his team at Oregon State University while they were conducting experiments connected to electronics. […] In a serendipitous accident, one of the resulting samples turned a vivid shade of blue. Further testing found that the unique crystal structure of the resulting compound kept the color from fading, even when exposed to oil or water.

“Ever since the early Egyptians developed some of the first blue pigments, the pigment industry has been struggling to address problems with safety, toxicity and durability,” said Subramanian in statement released by OSU. Existing blue pigments include ultramarine, made from ground lapis lazuli, and toxic alternatives such as cobalt blue and Prussian blue, making OSU’s discovery a major breakthrough.

YInMn, Subramanian added, is “more durable, safe and fairly easy to produce… it also appears to be a new candidate for energy efficiency,” as it reflects a large amount of infrared light. A roof painted in YInMn blue could potentially help keep the building cooler.

Voyage into RGB-Space

Lovely animation-short by Rocco Pezzella, great use of color: „An astronaut travels through a black hole reaches an unknown planet.…


Hübsche Arbeit von Udit Mahajan, unbedingt mit 'nem hochauflösenden Screen anschauen: Ad Infinitum. Audio-visual representations of waves and emanations that…

Oobleck Dancing On A Subwoofer to Dan Deacon

Buntgefärbtes nichtnewtonsches Maisstärken-Fluid tanzt zu Dan Deacon auf ’nem Subwoofer. Das erste Video dieser Art habe ich vor hundert Jahren…

Science: You can't get stoned in Space

Look, this site is nothing I would trust, but the paper is real as are the quotes. So, if you…

Blackest-Black-Dude violates Pinkest-Pink-Dudes ToS with a pigmented Fuckfinger

Wir erinnern uns: Anfang des Jahres 2016 entwickelten Surrey Nano Systems das schwärzeste Schwarz aller Zeiten – Vantablack. Dann hatte…

Blackest Black-Dude banned from using Pinkest Pink

Vor ein paar Monaten hatte sich Künstler Anish Kapoor die exklusiven Nutzungsrechte an Vanta Black gesichert, dem schwärzesten Schwarz aller…

Hidden Rainbow Hair ❤️💜💛💚💙

„Hidden Rainbow Hair for shy People who are bold Inside“

Big Mac auf Acid

„What Happens If You Pour Sulfuric Acid On A McDonald's Big Mac?“: It looks like a McDonalds Big Mac. Today…

Colorized Munsters/Addams Family

Zach Smothers coloriert die Munsters und die Addams Family und ich würde jetzt gerne alle Staffeln der Munsteraddams in colorized…

How To make Transparent Wood

Vor drei Monaten erfand man in Schweden eine Methode zur Herstellung von durchsichtigem Holz, vor zwei Monaten stellte ein Team…

Color Tag Blobs

Hübsche Farb-Tags als 3D-Renderings von Alexis Persani. Mag ich alle, außer Grün. Grün stinkt.