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Dichromated gelatin--some heretical comments
Author(s): Nicholas J. Phillips; Richard D. Rallison; Christopher A. Barnett; Scott R. Schicker; Zane A. Coleman
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Paper Abstract

This paper looks at some ideas old and new that relate to the formation of images in dichromated gelatin. The traditional view that the dichromated system hardens gelatin thus preventing solubilization of the material must be balanced against other observations such as that of the reduction of the bulk index of the gelatin layer and the appearance of gelatin in the processing solutions. We revisit the problem and take a look at some new chemical ideas that relate to the behavior of gelatin during bleaching of silver halides. A new method for the processing of silver halide-sensitized gelatin (S.H.S.G.) is proposed which endows the silver halide emulsion with more than three orders of magnitude of speed when compared with D.C.G. per se.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 September 1993
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 1914, Practical Holography VII: Imaging and Materials, (17 September 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.155011
Show Author Affiliations
Nicholas J. Phillips, Loughborough Univ. of Technology (United Kingdom)
Richard D. Rallison, Ralcon Corp. (United States)
Christopher A. Barnett, Loughborough Univ. of Technology (United Kingdom)
Scott R. Schicker, Ralcon Corp. (United States)
Zane A. Coleman, Loughborough Univ. of Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1914:
Practical Holography VII: Imaging and Materials
Stephen A. Benton, Editor(s)

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