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3D printed SMILES materials containing fluorescent dyes emit a luminescent glow under ultraviolet light.


The brightest fluorescents ever made

What do SMILES have to do with fluorescent dyes and how might they make the images on television screens, handheld video games, and smartphones more dynamic, even brighter? IU researchers, including CIRC’s Sudhakar Pamidighantam, are turning fluid fluorescent dyes into solid-state form and making the brightest fluorescents ever made. Learn more on NSF’s “The Discovery Files.”

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