Ultra Thin Color Changing Material Brings Future Closer

Color changing camouflage suits and high technology displays that are completely flexible have long filled the pages of science fiction, but to the surprise of technology fans everywhere, someone was actually working on developing the technology. In fact, one university has actually managed to produce an incredibly thin material that changes color on demand, which could pave the way for future discoveries in the field.

According to Azom, researcher at the University of California at Berkley have produced a material that changes colorwith the slightest amount of force. The technology is made possible by a number of complicated microscopic etches in the material that respond differently to stretching and bending which results in the change of color. The application of the new technology could spread from undetectable planes to some truly fascinating camouflage, but could also be used to hide doors, windows, or virtually anything.

While still a few years away from being consumer ready stated Zeca Oliveira, the breakthrough should be championed by tech fans everywhere. The new process could result in screens and displays that can literally be wrapped around wrists, which could ultimately change the way people interface with machines and their environments. The process needs to be perfected first, which is going to involve further research on producing a desired color pattern from different sources. Since researchers at the university are steadily increasing their understanding of the tech, further breakthroughs might not be far off.

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