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Synthesis and properties of sol-gel-derived AgClxBr1-x colloid containing sodium alumo borosilicate glasses
Author(s): Martin Mennig; Helmut K. Schmidt; Claudia Fink-Straube
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Paper Abstract

AgCl/AgBr crystallites with diameters of about 40 nm were synthesized within a sodium alumo borosilicate glass matrix by the sol-gel process. Ag was introduced into the sol through the addition of an ethanolic AgN03 solution. After gelation, AgClxBr1- x was generated by treating the gel with NaCl and CuBr solutions. The gel can be densified to a glassy powder that shows a darkening effect with a saturation behaviour after UV irradiation and recovers at elevated temperatures (> 150 °C) . The best recovery kinetics were obtained for a silver halide content of about 12 mole/g.

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Date Published: 1 November 1991
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1590, Submolecular Glass Chemistry and Physics, (1 November 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.50217
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Martin Mennig, Univ. des Saarlandes (Germany)
Helmut K. Schmidt, Univ. des Saarlandes (Germany)
Claudia Fink-Straube, Univ. des Saarlandes (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1590:
Submolecular Glass Chemistry and Physics

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