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Accidentally Blue

Mas Subramanian didn’t expect to find a brilliant blue pigment when he was looking for new semiconductors. But the Milton Harris Chair Professor of Materials Science in the Oregon State University Department of Chemistry was shocked in 2009 when he saw a graduate student take a powder with a vibrant blue hue out of a laboratory furnace.

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Blue Hue

An ancient quest for the perfect blue ended in a hot furnace in OSU’s Department of Chemistry — totally by accident.