Printing Birefringent Figures by Self-Assembly of a Cellulose Nanocrystal

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October 24, 2019 Industrial

Over the past decade, high-security printing inks have been developed using various technologies. A group of researchers from Iran, USA, and Japan have been working on developing a new kind of secure inks. 

By using the surface tension-directed self-assembly of a cellulose nanocrystal, the research team could produce a cheap and efficient high-security ink which can be used in printing birefringent figures. As well as low cost and high efficiency, the tests show that the novel ink is non-toxic which makes it unique among other competing products.

The results of the study are published in the Journal of ACS applied materials & interfaces with an impact factor of 8.

You can find the original paper here.