This short film from the Technology Enhancement Programme (TEP) is one of a series of clips which were produced to demonstrate the properties and use of a range of smart materials. These thermochromic pigments are made up as a liquid paste compatible with any acrylic media. At normal room temperature the pigment appears coloured, but at 27°C the colour disappears. For example, if black thermochromic pigment is applied to a white surface, the surface turns from black to white at the change-over temperature. Similarly, if the pigment is applied to something orange the surface colour changes from black to orange at 27°C. When the temperature falls, the pigment colouring reappears.
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|Subject(s)||Design and technology, Materials and manufacturing|
|Published||2010 to 2019|
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- Technology Enhancement Programme