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Hair treatment process providing dispersed colors by light diffraction

United States Patent

December 17, 2013
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Hair was coated with polymer-containing fluid and then hot pressed to form a composite of hair and a polymer film imprinted with a nanopattern. Polychromatic light incident on the nanopattern is diffracted into dispersed colored light.
Lamartine; Bruce Carvell (Los Alamos, NM), Orler; E. Bruce (Blacksburg, VA), Sutton; Richard Matthew Charles (Cincinnati, OH), Song; Shuangqi (Houston, TX)
The Procter & Gamble Company (Cincinnati, OH), Los Alamos National Security, LLC (Los Alamos, NM)
13/ 248,746
September 29, 2011
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERAL RIGHTS This invention was made with government support under Contract No. DE-AC52-06NA25396 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.