Can Science Beat Counterfeit Detector Pens?

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Counterfeiting money is wrong. Obviously. But if you wanted to take your totally not real money and fool a counterfeit detection pen, could you do it? We try a number of chemistry tricks to fool the iodine-starch reaction central to these pens, and of course learn a little chemistry along the way.

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Alex Dainis, Ph.D.

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