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Debashis Chanda's research team highlighted that while a Boeing 747 requires 500 kg of paint, their ultralight paint would require only about 1.3 kg and will also keep the painted surface 25-30 degrees Fahrenheit cooler than other commercial paints.
An alumnus of Jadavpur University Debashis Chanda has helped create a revolutionary new paint, inspired by butterflies. This environment-friendly multicolour paint is an alternative to pigment-based colourants and Chanda's team says will help in energy saving and reduce global warming. Chanda is currently an Associate Professor at the NanoScience Technology Center of the University of Central Florida.
In their research paper, they highlighted that while a Boeing 747 requires 500 kg of paint, their ultralight paint would require only about 1.3 kg to cover the aircraft — which would, of course, lead to lesser fuel needed to fly the plane.
The plasmonic paint developed by Chanda's research team uses a nanoscale structural arrangement of colourless materials, such as aluminium and aluminium oxide rather than pigments, to produce the colours.