Photochromic wool fabrics from a hybrid silica coating

Cheng, Tong, Lin, Tong, Fang, Jian and Brady, Rex 2007, Photochromic wool fabrics from a hybrid silica coating, Textile research journal, vol. 77, no. 12, pp. 923-928.

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Title Photochromic wool fabrics from a hybrid silica coating
Author(s) Cheng, Tong
Lin, Tong
Fang, Jian
Brady, Rex
Journal name Textile research journal
Volume number 77
Issue number 12
Start page 923
End page 928
Publisher Sage Science Press (UK)
Place of publication London, England
Publication date 2007
ISSN 0040-5175
1746-7748
Keyword(s) photochromic
wool fabrics
sol-gel technology
surface coating
Summary In this work, a photochromic wool fabric has been prepared by applying a photochromic-dye hybrid silica sol-gel onto the surface of fabric. The photochromic fabric was found to have a very quick optical response. Two types of silica were used as the matrix material, and the type of silica had a small effect only on the photochromic performance, the fabric washing fastness, and water contact angle, but affected the fabric handle property considerably. The silica from a precursor containing a long alkyl chain showed very little influence on the fabric handle and better photochromic performance than that containing a phenyl group.
Language eng
Field of Research 091012 Textile Technology
Socio Economic Objective 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2007, Sage Publications
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30007430

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Centre for Material and Fibre Innovation
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