The Chemist Who Discovered the World’s Newest Blue Explains Its Miraculous Properties Sarah Cascone, Monday, June 20, 2016.

 

The world’s newest shade of blue, a brilliantly bright, durable pigment called YInMn blue, has been licensed for commercial use and is already in the hands of some artists.

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The pigment was discovered in 2009 by chemist Mas Subramanian and his team at Oregon State University while they were conducting experiments connected to electronics. For one series of tests, the scientists mixed black manganese oxide with a variety of chemicals and heated them to 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit. (The name comes from the pigment’s elemental makeup, which includes Yttrium, Indium and Manganese.)

In a serendipitous accident, one of the resulting samples turned a vivid shade of blue. Further testing found that the unique crystal structure of the resulting compound kept the colour from fading, even when exposed to oil or water.

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From: Art World –  artnet.com (art net news)

More: https://news.artnet.com/art-world/yinmn-blue-to-be-sold-commercially-520433?utm_campaign=artnetnews&utm_source=062316daily&utm_medium=email&utm_term=June%2023%2C%202016%20artnet%20News%20Daily%20Newsletter%20SEND%20WITH%20PST

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