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Chemists create new heat-reflective paint

NBC 33 News -- Scientists at Oregon State University have discovered new "colors" that reflects heat.

Chemistry professor Mas Subramanian first discovered a blue pigment three years ago.

It was beautiful and vibrant, and unlike most other pigments, non-toxic.

But that wasn't the only thing that made the blue so green.

Subramanian recently learned that the dark blue pigment also had unusual chemical characteristics that reflected heat.

If used on roof-tops or building walls the pigment could actually keep structures naturally cooler, dramatically increasing their energy efficiency.

Compared to the blues we know today, like cobalt blue for example, these can reflect at least 40 more than what is being done today," explained Subramanian.

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RONALD777
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2012 9:06:30 PM

Will this keep our cars cool in the summer sun?
sparky808
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2012 11:24:13 AM

Thank you for posting.
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2012 3:59:42 AM

cool. Is the albedo any better than bright white? We know that blue stars are very bright, so why not blue paint. But, it's interesting that it's DARK blue.
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2012 3:17:17 AM

Chemists create new heat-reflective paint? It's called WHITE or Silver paint, it reflects heat and Black paint absorbs heat. What's hotter in the rays of the sun - a White car or a Black car?
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2012 12:01:32 AM


If this works as intended it should be useful for dark color cars in those states where the sun heats up the interior like an oven.
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 11:50:22 PM

Hope it works.
justmedc
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 11:21:17 PM

so i should paint my roof blue in the summer to keep it cooler and repaint it winter to black to absorb heat???
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 10:17:51 PM

claiming it works is one thing , seeing is believing.
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 10:17:40 PM

Blue things look blue because they reflect the short-wavelength (blue) end of the visible spectrum. White things reflect all wavelengths of the visible spectrum. To reflect heat a material must reflect longer (infrared) wavelengths, which are not visible to the human eye so they do not contribute to color. Too bad neither the article nor video explained this.
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 10:11:54 PM

Not good for the cooler areas.
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 10:09:04 PM

This sounds promising. I find it hard to comprehend a dark color reflecting heat. Hope it is true.
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 10:07:47 PM

Interesting. Mass produce now.
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 10:07:27 PM

Will we see that some days soon.
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 10:06:39 PM

So what?
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 10:05:35 PM

sounds promising
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 10:05:24 PM

Just what I want......a blue roof.
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 10:05:15 PM

ok
johnny2396
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 10:03:50 PM

white paint still reflects more heat though. So whats the big deal?
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 10:03:33 PM

That's all good!

This site has too many cookies!!
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 10:03:28 PM

Great but not that great.
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 9:58:25 PM

interesting...
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 9:55:53 PM

Love a cobalt blue.
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 9:55:31 PM

Could prove valuable for sizzling summers :p
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 9:51:17 PM

ok!
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 9:50:41 PM

Cool
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 9:49:26 PM

Ok
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 9:49:06 PM

How about this paint for vehicles?
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 9:46:05 PM

The laws of physics determine how much heat or light a color reflects, so put you crayons away.
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 9:46:00 PM

Paint all cement and asphalt blue. Boom! Global warming reversed!
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 9:41:42 PM

Awesome!
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 9:41:25 PM

good
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 9:36:33 PM

tubular!
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 9:35:52 PM

What about Winter?
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 9:33:20 PM

But during the Winter I want a paint that absorbs heat.
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 9:32:55 PM

How many other "scientists" agree?
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 9:32:41 PM

Interesting creation.
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 9:31:23 PM

So in winter do you paint it black?
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 9:30:47 PM

Sounds too good to be true.
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 9:29:46 PM

Someday they'll think of mixing the blue with red to make heat-resistent Purple. Saaay, maybe I'll take out a patent on that before they try it.
"J Eric's Patented Purple Paint for Porsches."
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american innovation
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 9:26:56 PM

So does this mean you don't want to use it in a cold climate?
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 9:24:39 PM

That would be awesome!
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 9:23:50 PM

NICE!!
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 9:15:41 PM

good news
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 9:14:32 PM

Really hope it works for general application! Sounds too good to be true.
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 9:12:00 PM

nice
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send me 10 gallons
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 9:06:28 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 9:06:01 PM

I need some of this in the summer!
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Nice
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 9:02:54 PM

Nice to see newer inventions.
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