They cover the surface of the body for protection. Muscle cells - some are long and spindle shaped Muscle cells can contract and relax allowing for movement within your body Nerve cells - the are very long and have branched ends Nerve cells are specialised to carry messages that coordinate the functions of the body. Red blood cells - Round and biconcave shape Red blood cells carry carry oxygen and carbon dioxide throughout the body.
Physical basis[ edit ] A wide variety of wavelengths colors encounter a pigment. This pigment absorbs red and green light, but reflects blue, creating the color blue. Pigments appear colored because they selectively reflect and absorb certain wavelengths of visible light.
When this light encounters a pigment, parts of the spectrum are absorbed by the pigment. Organic pigments such as diazo or phthalocyanine compounds feature conjugated systems of double bonds. The new reflected light spectrum creates the appearance of a color.
Pigments, unlike fluorescent or phosphorescent substances, can only subtract wavelengths from the source light, never add new ones. The appearance of pigments is intimately connected to the color of the source light.
Sunlight has a high color temperature and a fairly uniform spectrum and is considered a standard for white light, while artificial light sources tend to have strong peaks in parts of their spectra. Viewed under different lights, pigments will appear different colors.
Color spaces used to represent colors numerically must specify their light source. Lab color measurements, unless otherwise noted, assume that the measurement was taken under a D65 light source, or "Daylight K", which is roughly the color temperature of sunlight.
Sunlight encounters Rosco R80 "Primary Blue" pigment. The product of the source spectrum and the reflectance spectrum of the pigment results in the final spectrum, and the appearance of blue.
Other properties of a color, such as its saturation or lightness, may be determined by the other substances that accompany pigments. Binders and fillers added to pure pigment chemicals also have their own reflection and absorption patterns, which can affect the final spectrum.
These stray rays of source light make the mixture appear to have a less saturated color. Pure pigment allows very little white light to escape, producing a highly saturated color, while a small quantity of pigment mixed with a lot of white binder will appear unsaturated and pale due to incident white light escaping unchanged.
History[ edit ] Naturally occurring pigments such as ochres and iron oxides have been used as colorants since prehistoric times. Archaeologists have uncovered evidence that early humans used paint for aesthetic purposes such as body decoration.
Pigments and paint grinding equipment believed to be betweenandyears old have been reported in a cave at Twin Rivers, near LusakaZambia. Most of the pigments in use were earth and mineral pigments, or pigments of biological origin.
Pigments from unusual sources such as botanical materials, animal waste, insectsand mollusks were harvested and traded over long distances.
Some colors were costly or impossible to obtain, given the range of pigments that were available.HOW NOT TO DIE: The Role of Diet in Preventing, Arresting, & Reversing Our Top 15 Killers. In this lesson, students microscopically observe various subcellular components and determine the effects of different salt solutions on Elodea plant cells.
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