Colour-Changing Materials

Thermochromic, Liquid Crystal…

Thermochromic (temperature sensitive colour)

Thermochromic pigments, paints and inks have the property that they become transparent when heated to a certain temperature.
HOW TO GET WHAT YOU WANT >> http://www.kobakant.at/DIY/?p=3183
Nice article on Open Materials >> http://openmaterials.org/2011/06/06/materials-101-thermochromic/

Linda Worbin is the head of the Smart Textiles lab at the Swedish School of Textiles and has done lots of work with thermochromatic paints and print. You can download her thesis and other publications here:
Thesis >> http://www.google.se/url?sa=t&source=web&cd=3&ved=0CCoQFjAC&url=http%3A%2F%2Fbada.hb.se%2Fbitstream%2F2320%2F6283%2F1%2FWorbinavh.pdf&ei=DMT9TZOgJojLtAaUxrzyDQ&usg=AFQjCNHy9pFGHGhhbTi23tTeUgRwlKKt2w
>> http://www.google.se/url?sa=t&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CBgQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww2.khib.no%2Ffuturetextile%2Farchives%2Fcategory%2Fintelligent-textiles&ei=DMT9TZOgJojLtAaUxrzyDQ&usg=AFQjCNHIP0pKRZKecOypJFvAiEpUYzeTLA

Suppliers

Chromazone (International) >> http://www.chromazone.co.uk/
B&H (ask for samples and for BAR free paint!) >> (UK) http://www.colourchange.com/products.php
Americos Industries (India) >> http://www.kenencoregroup.com/trifunctional-color.html?gclid=CIjojNzbwakCFQol3wodJT8Rbg
Zenit (Sweden) >> http://www.zenit-konst.se/Servlet
Siltech (UK) >> http://www.siltechlimited.com/thermallysensitive.aspx
Paint with Pearl (only black, orange, blue) >> http://www.paintwithpearl.com/colorchangestore.htm
Thermal Liquid Crystal paint (transparent, turns multi-colour, depending on temperature) >> http://www.scientificsonline.com/thermal-liquid-crystal-paints.html
Thermochromic glue >> http://www.amazon.com/Copernicus-Toys-Thermochromic-Glux/dp/B003CSX2MU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1308477133&sr=8-1
Solar Colour Dust >> http://solarcolordust.com/Site/Products.html
Thermochromic film >> http://www.mindsetsonline.co.uk/product_info.php?cPath=418_627_464&products_id=548
Glass >> https://www.inventables.com/technologies/temperature-sensitive-glass
Fabric >> https://www.inventables.com/technologies/temperature-sensitive-polyester-fabric-purple-to-pink

People and projects using thermochromic paint

Linda Worbin >> http://www.smarttextiles.se/en/about/organization/165-doktorand-linda-worbin
Marjan Kooroshnia has done a series of projects using thermochromic inks and is also doing research in this area >> http://www.fashioningtech.com/profile/MarjanKooroshnia
Thermochromic wallpaper by the Brothers Mueller >> http://www.thebrothersmueller.com/work/viral-wallpaper/
Maggie Orth’s thermochromic textile weaves >> http://www.maggieorth.com/
Mika Satomi’s thermochromic patterns >> http://www.flickr.com/photos/14412219@N04/sets/72157625534286485/

Liquid Crystal Paint

>> http://www.scientificsonline.com/thermal-liquid-crystal-paints.html

Electroluminescent Paint

EL experimenters kit >> http://sites.google.com/site/elen4193/kits/el
EL display materials from DuPont >> http://www2.dupont.com/MCM/en_US/tech_info/products/displays.html

>> http://www.dhub.org/articles/787
>> http://www.anat.org.au/2010/06/reskin-emerging-technology-lab/
Puddlejumper by Elise Co (detail), 2002
>> http://acg.media.mit.edu/people/elise/glow/index.html

Videos

Jon Beck – Silk Screen-able Electroluminescent Ink >> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPclj5lbz48&feature=player_embedded
Turn LCDs into Electroluminescent Displays – Luxprint Experiments >> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZuDZnJX5kqw&feature=relmfu

Fabric that changes colour when stretched

>> http://www.colours.phy.cam.ac.uk/synthetic-opals/
>> http://news.cnet.com/8301-17912_3-10240738-72.html

Hydrochromic (water sensitive colour)

>> http://www.matsui-color.com/hydrochromic/
>> http://www.solaractiveintl.com/hydrochromicink-ezp-9.html

Hue shifting pigments

>> https://www.inventables.com/technologies/hue-shifting-pigments

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