For the first time, scientists have found a way to make marble shower curtains that can be dyed with the pigment of the ancient stone.
“It’s the first demonstration of a way of doing it that we’ve seen in nature,” said lead author Peter Loehmann, a PhD student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison who is now working with the U.S. Geological Survey to refine the technique.
“This is a really exciting result because it’s a really promising technique.”
The new technique, which could also be used to produce marble shower seats and shower curtains, could have huge potential for creating a more sustainable product, but researchers caution that it is still far from being able to produce the quality materials used in traditional marble shower cushions.
In fact, the scientists used a different method to produce these curtains, which they dubbed the “diamond method.”
The scientists were able to create the curtain using only diamond, an abundant mineral that has a bright blueish hue.
They used this diamond to coat a layer of the glass that covered the marble and then applied the dye to it.
The result was a brilliant blue-white color that was almost completely transparent.
To produce the curtains, the researchers coated the marble with a thin layer of gold that was then coated with a solution of hydrogen peroxide.
This allowed them to add enough of the dye solution to create a bright white color that covered most of the marble surface.
The scientists then applied a thin film of a similar dye solution, this time made from a chemical compound called azotite.
The researchers used a special process to create this material and then exposed the marble to the dye for three days.
The results were amazing.
After three days, the curtain was completely opaque.
For the new technique to work, the dye needs to be added to the marble.
“You need to be able to put a layer on top of the material and make a layer underneath, and then layer a layer after that, and so on,” said Loehlmann.
But even if the marble were dyed with a more traditional marble, Loehnmann said it would be difficult to do it with just the diamonds in the right order.
When the scientists applied a layer with just two diamonds, the material was very, very reflective.
The diamond layer was opaque, and when they applied a third diamond layer, the reflective layer was much brighter and more clear.
Loehnman said that this process was also much easier to make, and it was easy to control the dye concentration.
“You can use different amounts of the materials you’re using, so that you get the exact amount of reflection,” he said.
Researchers have been experimenting with the new dye for several years, and they were able successfully to produce some of the curtains that are now available on the market.
However, there are still a few hurdles to overcome before it could be used commercially.
This is the first successful demonstration of using diamonds to make the marble shower curtain, said Luehnmann.
“We think that we can make it very easy to do and produce the material that we need for this project.”
Luehnman and his team hope that the new diamond-based curtain could be a key ingredient in the future for creating more sustainable products.
“Dyeing the marble, and using a diamond-rich material for this, is the future of marble,” he explained.
“If we can produce diamonds, it would provide a great opportunity to make products that are more sustainable.”