Hackmanite Changes Colour Also Upon Exposure to Nuclear Radiation – Memory Trace from Radiation Enables New Applications
Researchers at the University of Turku, Finland, have long studied the colour-changing properties of the natural mineral hackmanite upon exposure to UV radiation or X-rays. Now, the research group studied the reactions of synthetic hackmanite to nuclear radiation. The researchers discovered a one-of-a-kind and novel intelligent quality, gamma exposure memory, which allows the use of hackmanite as e.g. radiation detector.