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REVISION CARDS - SMART MATERIALS

 

V. Ryan 2013

 
 
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SMART MATERIALS - 1

THERMOCHROMIC INKS

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

THERMOCHROMIC INKS


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.
     

 

 
1. Name either a new or a smart material_____________________________________    1 mark
 
 
2a. What are the physical properties of the new/smart material you have name?        2 marks
 
 
 
2b. Explain how your chosen smart material is used in an existing product.      3 marks
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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