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Chapter 9

Mechanochromism

Mechanochromism describes the change in a sample colour when chemicals are put under stress in the solid state by mechanical grinding, crushing and milling; by friction and rubbing; or in the solid or solution state by high pressure or sonification; or by stretching and deforming if polymeric. In this chapter we only cover those materials that exhibit colour-change mechanochromism without light emission or where luminescence is only a minor by-product.

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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