Discovered: The first new blue pigment in 200 years
Scientists discover a new blue, by accident of course, as is often the way with scientific discoveries. The color was discovered by chance by a group of Oregon State University chemists who were heating up chemicals to find new materials for electronics. They named it YinMn (pronounced “yin-min”) which stands for the elements it’s made of: yitrium iridium, manganese, and oxygen.
They continue to search for a new stable, heat reflecting brilliant red, the most elusive color to synthesize.
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