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SMART MATERIALS - 1
Properties of Thermochromic Inks:
They come in a range of colours.
They change colour as the temperature goes up or down.
Expensive compared to normal inks to buy.
They can be applied to most surfaces.
SMART MATERIALS - 2
An amusing and interesting application of thermocromic inks can be seen on the label of ‘Coors Light’. In its normal state, the mountains on the label remain white. However, when cooled to the correct drinking temperature the mountains turn blue.
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