We are looking for technological solutions which can be applied to block specific ranges of light, Tunable from UV to NIR using structural color or photonic principles. The outcome should be a material which can be scaled up and functions at scale, ideally in a flexible or liquid environment. Classical pigments, small molecules and non-specific scattering are out of scope.
Details of the Innovation Need
As mentioned, the technology should be able to function in a flexible or ideally liquid environment. A maximum particle size under 50 microns would be ideal, this can of course include smaller particles inside if this is needed. Ideally, a section of the light spectrum between 100 and 200 nm could be reflected with a high transparency in the surrounding area. The final application would be in contact with humans, however as a first step to look at possible approaches this is not critical, but a route to compatibility should be in mind.
- Compatible with oils, water (pH 5-9) and alcohol.