Next-Generation Microcapsules Deliver 'Chemicals On Demand', University of California, Berkeley (CAL) Study

Published: Oct 29, 2009

EurekAlert -- Scientists in California are reporting development of a new generation of the microcapsules used in carbon-free copy paper, in which capsules burst and release ink with pressure from a pen. The new microcapsules burst when exposed to light, releasing their contents in ways that could have wide-ranging commercial uses from home and personal care to medicine. Their study appears in the Journal of the American Chemical Society, a weekly publication.

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