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Resurrection of photochromic properties in a polymeric matrix by processing with an electron beam
Author(s): V. I. Flerov; A. V. Flerov
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Paper Abstract

Photochromic materials produced from polymethylmethacrylate lose their photochromic properties through time. It has been discovered that irradiation of such materials resurrects the lost properties completely. The restoration occurs under irradiation with electrons at a fluence of 5.0 multiplied by 1011 cm-2 or with gamma rays at a dose of 500 Gy. Time-resolved spectroscopy has shown that the photochromic state in the materials arises in less than 5 ns while the return to normal state occurs in 0.5 s.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 February 1997
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 2968, Optical Organic and Semiconductor Inorganic Materials, (6 February 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.266812
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V. I. Flerov, Institute of Physics (Latvia)
A. V. Flerov, Institute of Physics (Latvia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2968:
Optical Organic and Semiconductor Inorganic Materials
Edgar A. Silinsh; Arthur Medvids; Andrejs R. Lusis; Andris O. Ozols, Editor(s)

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