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Colour, Chemistry and Computers

Synopsis
Shows the important role of dyes and pigments in everyday life. Looks at the scientific basis of additive and substractive colour. Uses a simple pictorial approach based on quantum theory to demonstrate how a dye gets its colour, emphasising the role of the computer. Explains the spectroscopic measurement and definition of the colour of a dye. Discusses traditional methods of predicting the colour of dyes and shows their shortcomings. Outlines the value of this technique in other areas of dye application.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Film. 16mm. sd. col. 26 min.
Year of production
1983
Availability
Sale; 1999 sale: £30.00 (+VAT +p&p)
Uses
6th-form and 1st-year undergraduate chemistry - a knowledge of organic chemistry, quantum theory and orbitals is assumed. *CHEMSOC
Subjects
Chemistry
Keywords
colour; dyes; spectroscopy

Credits

Director
John S Murray
Writer
Francis Jones; John Griffiths

Distribution Formats

Type
Film
Format
16mm

Production Company

Name

University of Leeds Media Services

Notes
see Leeds University Television

Sponsor

Name

Worshipful Company of Dyers of the City of London

Distributor

Name

Leeds University Television

Contact
Sally Popplewell (Sales supervisor)
Email
mediaservices@leeds.ac.uk
Web
http://mediant.leeds.ac.uk/vtcatalogue/ External site opens in new window
Phone
0113 343 2660
Fax
0113 343 2669
Address
Media Services
University of Leeds
Leeds
LS2 9JT

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