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Chapter 6

Gasochromism

Although closely related to electrochromism, gasochromism operates by a different colouring mechanism. The process involves an electrochrome, usually a metal oxide, especially WO3 interacting with oxidising or reducing gases, most commonly hydrogen and oxygen, to produce reversible colour changes. The main applications of gasochromism are in gas sensors, smart windows for glazing and in the closely related reflecting mirrors.

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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
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978-1-78801-503-5