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Created the brightest fluorescent material
- August 17, 2020
- Posted by: Wiley M. Wagner
- Category: Science
Most of modern dyes of various kinds lose in one way or another a significant part of their reflective and fluorescent properties at the moment of connection with each other at the moment of their dense and solid state formation – such experiments are often necessary for various special purposes. So a team of talented chemical engineering specialists from Indiana University and Copenhagen University today presented the results of their new study on the possibility of preventing the decrease in brightness and degree of reflection of dyes in the solid state, thanks to the use of certain polymers and electron-optical technologies.
Given that some of the dyes – most often in the field of medicine and beauty – are often frustrated by their constantly decreasing color and brightness properties, it becomes clear why so much research is devoted to this problem. So the united team from the USA and Denmark managed to offer their own way of preserving and even increasing the brightness level of various fluorescent dyes, thus creating the brightest type of fluorescent material in the world at the moment.
To do this, the team used the so-called macrocyclic molecules that prevent fluorescent molecules from interacting with each other, thereby preventing them from quenching from the inside – in addition, scientists put different types of dyes with these agents in a colorless solution, to which they also added certain polymer structures. As a result, they managed to create a very bright fluorescent dye material that does not lose its properties either in liquid or solid state.
Such a result could not fail to attract the attention of the majority of researchers and users interested in such studies. As the experts themselves note, it is still too early to talk about any completed version of such a polymer experiment, but in the near future the team will certainly present the final type. Moreover, their results can become an integral part in the creation of conceptually new types of dyes and paints of various kinds and directions of use.