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Feb 26, 2023
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During the Easter season, there are plenty of colorful eggs can be seen around. It comes with bright and vibrant colors. However, did you know that there is something interesting within the science of colors?

How The Color is Collected

Color originates from pigments, and the hue is determined by the pigment molecules. For countless years, humanity has depended on natural pigments to create dyes and paintings. Most colors were originally crushed up from minerals or derived from plants and animals. Purple, for instance, was extremely difficult to get and very expensive until the nineteenth century, when scientists began synthesizing it.

The color you see in pigment-based colors corresponds to the color of the light that the pigment reflects, while all other colors are absorbed. Recall that white light is made up of the entire color spectrum. Light in the purple region of the spectrum is reflected, whereas other colors are absorbed.

Color chemistry is concerned with how various frequencies and wavelengths of visible light are absorbed or reflected by molecules known as pigments. These pigments have distinct compositions and structures that correlate to the colors they represent.

The Chemistry of Color

In layman's terms, a material might be colorless or have colors. Solid things are usually colored, although many gases are translucent (colorless). Depending on the material, a variety of procedures are used to identify the specific hue (or absence thereof).

The existence of particular elements determines the color of inorganic things such as gemstones. Rubies, for example, are red owing to the presence of chromium, but emeralds are green due to the combination of chromium, vanadium, and iron.

In many circumstances, the existence of a certain atom or molecule with a corresponding chromophore, which is a structure in molecules that may either absorb or reflect visible light, determines the color (or lack thereof).

Color chemistry is crucial, whether you're viewing a movie on your smartphone or appreciating a painting in a museum. Each pixel on an LCD panel, for example, is a cell filled with twisted nematic liquid crystals that may change polarity based on the electric voltage that passes across it. This modification also affects the hue and tone of the light emitted by each pixel.

Pigments in paintings, unlike liquid crystals on flat-screen televisions or smartphones, are not dynamic and do not alter instantly. Although certain pigments may change over time as a result of chemical degradation, the chromophores in pigment molecules generally remain stable.

Colors may also be present in our meals. Some of these hues occur naturally, such as the yellow-orange color of beta-carotene, while others, such as Brilliant Blue FCF, are intentionally added.

Structural color is also affected by the color of the reflected light. Yet, in this case, the reflections are modified by the material's structures. The structures are several hundred nanometers in size, precisely the optimum size to interfere with visible light wavelengths.

This is structural color because the colors we perceive are determined by the thickness of the film that forms the bubble rather than the molecules in the soap solution. It influences the color of reflected light, and because it is not uniform, we perceive a rainbow of colors.

The colors vary as the bubble travels or as we shift our viewpoint. Iridescence is the term used to describe the rainbow effects found on the wings of some insects.

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To fully grasp the notion, consider light as waves that are either transmitted or reflected as they strike a clear surface. As light waves strike a bubble, some bounce directly off the top surface, while others pass through the film and rebound off the bottom surface.

Top- and bottom-bouncing waves strengthen and deepen their color as they leave the bubble in sync, with matching wave troughs and peaks. This is referred to as "constructive interference."

Nevertheless, if they get out of step, they may damage each other, which is known as destructive interference. Certain wavelengths are increased or suppressed depending on the thickness of the film and the viewing angle.

Adding layers

In nature, light frequently strikes several surfaces within layers of biological material, such as proteins, rather than simply two surfaces as in the bubble. As Silvia explains, natural structural colors are frequently produced by the nanoscale stacking of biological elements in an A-B-A-B pattern, as seen in the iridescent green beetles she studies.

"Every interface has a reflection, therefore you can assume that adding multiples of these interfaces adds reflection, allowing you to increase and pump up one color." When combined with pigment color, structural color provides nature with an astonishing range of colors.

Crafting with vibrant colors

Since structural color is dependent on structure, a color-changing squid must create a dynamic structure. Dan's team researched the skin cells that give the squid its iridescent shine to figure out how they accomplish it and determined that the form of the cells is crucial.

Consider each cell to be a multi-fingered glove. As in other species, the fingers align to provide structural color, but they may also open and shut to adjust the space between them. Since the squid can adjust this gap to reflect any wavelength of light, it can vary the color of its skin.

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