Photochromic wool fabric by sol-gel coating and photochromism

Lin, Tong, Cheng, Tong and Wang, Xungai 2011, Photochromic wool fabric by sol-gel coating and photochromism, VDM Verlag Dr. Müller, [Berlin, Germany].

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Title Photochromic wool fabric by sol-gel coating and photochromism
Author(s) Lin, Tong
Cheng, Tong
Wang, Xungai
Publication date 2011
Total pages 165 p.
Publisher VDM Verlag Dr. Müller
Place of Publication [Berlin, Germany]
Keyword(s) wool
fibre science
Summary The application of photochromism in textiles has potential to create new opportunities to develop fancy colour-changing effects in fashionable textiles, as well as smart garments capable of protecting wearers from the effects of UV irradiation and responding to environmental changes. This book presents a coating method for achieving quick and obvious photochromic effects on wool fabrics using conventional photochromic dyes and hybrid silicas. It covers details about fabricating different types of photochromic dye-silica coatings, measuring their optical performance, assessing some physical characterisations of the coatings, and measuring the effects of the coatings on fabric performance.
ISBN 9783639358162
3639358163
Language eng
Field of Research 091205 Functional Materials
Socio Economic Objective 860406 Synthetic Fibres, Yarns and Fabrics
HERDC Research category A1 Books - authored - research
Copyright notice ©2011, VDM Verlag
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30035944

Document type: Book
Collection: Centre for Material and Fibre Innovation
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