NOVOSIBIRSK (Sputnik) – According to the Science in Siberia publication, the new materials react to irradiation and temperature. It is believed to be possible to create sensors that would react to radiation on the basis of these new materials.
"If they are left in normal conditions, for example on a table, they will begin jumping spontaneously for two-three months," Viktor Ovcharenko, the head of the tomographic center, said.
The color of the crystals becomes deeper as external temperatures drop. This effect could become very useful in designing equipment for working in very low temperatures, according to Ovcharenko, making the inventions applicable for use in space and the Arctic.