Scientists on the CSIR-Nationwide Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Know-how (NIIST) right here have received recognition for creating the know-how for indigenously manufacturing fluorescent pigments used to include security measures in forex notes and official paperwork.
Photos made utilizing these fluorescent inks are invisible beneath regular gentle. They flip seen solely when seen beneath UV gentle. Such fluorescent supplies discover anti-counterfeiting purposes in financial institution notes, passports, and different high-security paperwork.
For the achievement, the NIIST was awarded the Certificates of Benefit beneath the class of CSIR Know-how Awards on the eightieth Basis Day celebrations of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Analysis (CSIR) held in New Delhi on Sunday. The seven-member NIIST workforce concerned within the undertaking on safety printing supplies included Vijayakumar C., Jubi John, Sreejith Shankar P., Praveen V.Ok., Saju Pillai, Karunakaran V., and NIIST director A. Ajayaghosh.
What the NIIST workforce did was to establish molecules that may take up UV gentle and emit totally different colors.
A standard natural molecule will decompose over time beneath harsh circumstances. However a forex notice has to final for a sure time period. A passport needed to last more, Dr. Vijayakumar, Principal Scientist, Chemical Sciences and Know-how Division, NIIST, stated.