Transmission Electron Micrograph of finely dispersed INSITU formed metal nanoparticles (2-5nm) in coatings.

Nano Color Ultra-Low-Weight Coating

Topasol's liquid particle precursors can be added to a multitude of coating chemistries including UV resins in order to form colloidal pigment color insitu during curing either at room temperature or an elevated temperature. A large palette of colors has already been developed and a sample can be seen in an image below. Vivid and completely transluscent colors can be obtained in clear coats. The colors are rendered by plasmon resonance from small metallic nanoparticles (5-70nm) in the coating. An intense transluscent top coat may completely eliminate the need for a colored base coat layer thus saving weight and cost of paint.