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Chapter 3

Thermochromism

Thermochromism is simply defined as “the property of substances to change colour due to a change in temperature.” Whilst this definition is academically accurate for many inorganic and organic materials, the label “thermochromic” has also been applied to important technical areas that involve other external influences as well as heat in the observed colour change, e.g. thermochromic pigments. Commercial applications of thermochromic materials are covered including inks, paints, textiles and uses in architecture, e.g. smart windows.

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Print publication date
28 Aug 2018
Copyright year
2018
Print ISBN
978-1-78262-815-6
PDF eISBN
978-1-78801-284-3
ePub eISBN
978-1-78801-503-5