World’s ‘Lightest’ Paint Produced

A new dye called “plasmonic dye” was produced. Lab-made plasmonic dye is ultralight compared to conventional dyes. Also, objects to which this paint is applied tend to stay cool.

A group of scientists working at Florida Central University, serving in the USA, started to produce a new type of paint with unique properties. ” plasmonic dyeThe most important feature of the new paint type, called ” to be light . Experts say this is especially important for greenhouse gas emissions.

Conventional paints are produced using color pigments. However, the plasmonic dye nanoparticles They were produced as a result of being brought together and formed structurally. This technology has led to an extraordinary lightening of the paint.

A huge passenger plane can be painted with only 1.4 kilograms of plasmonic paint

*Application of plasmonic dye produced in laboratory environment on butterfly models.

If you want to paint the Boeing 747, one of the largest passenger planes in the world, with traditional paints, approximately 455 kilograms You need paint. However, this is not the case with plasmonic dye. The amount of paint required to coat the same aircraft only 1.4 kilograms . Experts say that this type of paint can lead to a serious decrease in greenhouse gas emissions. As a result, the Boeing 747 will be about half a ton lighter thanks to the new generation paints.

So what’s the difference when it comes to houses? Average for painting a 100 square foot house 15 liters of paint is needed.This means that 21.6 houses can be painted with 1 liter of plasmonic paint.

Lightweight is not the only advantage of plasmonic dye. As a result of the studies carried out, the objects on which this paint is applied they stay cooler detected. Comparing with objects coated with traditional dyes, scientists found that objects coated with plasmonic dye 13 to 16 degrees Celsius They found that it was cooler. The researchers state that the houses to be covered with this paint will allow energy savings in the summer season.

It is possible to produce all colors with plasmonic dye. Because this paint is made up of colorless molecules.

Aluminum and aluminum oxide were used during the production of the plasmonic paint. These colorless substances in different geometric shapes The experts, who placed it on the aluminum mirror, provided different color formations thanks to the differences of these geometric shapes. In this process, experts adjusting the pressure and temperature values ​​of the environment in different ways, of any colorThey say it can be created with this method.

While plasmonic paint technology is exciting, there is still no way to paint our homes. we are at very early stage . Experts say that it is very expensive to produce this paint in the laboratory, to large facilities They say they need to switch and re-work. If that happens, we could one day start using plasmonic dyes everywhere.