Fast response photochromic textiles from hybrid silica surface coating

Cheng, Tong, Lin, Tong, Brady, Rex and Wang, Xungai 2008, Fast response photochromic textiles from hybrid silica surface coating, Fibers and polymers, vol. 9, no. 3, pp. 301-306.


Title Fast response photochromic textiles from hybrid silica surface coating
Author(s) Cheng, Tong
Lin, Tong
Brady, Rex
Wang, Xungai
Journal name Fibers and polymers
Volume number 9
Issue number 3
Start page 301
End page 306
Publisher Korean Fiber Society
Place of publication Seoul, Korea
Publication date 2008-06
ISSN 1229-9197
1875-0052
Keyword(s) photochromic dyes
photochromic fabrics
silica sol-gel
surface coating
wool fabrics
fibre science
Summary In this study, a hybrid silica sol-gel embedded with a photochromic dye has been applied to wool fabric to form a photochromic coating. The treated wool fabrics showed very quick photochromic response. Five different silanes have been used as the silica precursor, and the resultant coating showed slight differences in photochromic performance, fabric washing fastness, and surface hydrophilicity. However, the silica type had a considerable influence on fabric handle property. The silica matrix from the silane containing a long alkyl chain had a very little influence on the fabric handle and better photochromic performance than those from other different silane precursors.
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
HERDC collection year 2008
Copyright notice ©2008, Korean Fiber Society
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30017533

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