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Motorbikes get a special glow

作者:颛孙缱    发布时间:2019-03-02 09:06:05    

By THE next time a motorbike passes you on the road at night it may be a little easier to spot, thanks to a new way of coating vehicles with a glow-in-the-dark film. The phosphorescent polymer film, developed by Yamaha of Japan, absorbs sunlight and then releases the energy at night as a soft glow. The feature could help make it safer to drive small, vulnerable vehicles in the dark. In phosphorescent materials, incoming UV light excites electrons to a state that they depart from very slowly, emitting visible light as they do so over many hours. Yamaha has developed a vacuum pressure process that sticks an even, thin layer of phosphorescent plastic film to irregularly shaped fenders, engine covers and cowlings. The technology will be launched in May,

 

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