Thursday 5 July 2007

Magnetic Field Alters Colour of Liquid

University of California, Riverside nanotechnologists have succeeded in controlling the color of very small particles of iron oxide suspended in water simply by applying an external magnetic field to the solution. The discovery has potential to greatly improve the quality and size of electronic display screens and to enable the manufacture of products such as erasable and rewritable electronic paper and ink that can change color eletromagnetically.

What should make this invention commercially attractive is that iron oxide is cheap, non-toxic and very available.
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