Molecular Engineering

, Volume 8, Issue 4, pp 459–469 | Cite as

Environmental Effect of Sol-Gel Encapsulation on Photochromic andThermocliromic Anils

  • E. HadjoudisEmail author
  • V. Verganelakis
  • C. Trapalis
  • G. Kordas


Photochromic and thermochromicanus have been encapsulated in an organic-inorganichybrid network, produced by theSol-Gel method. It was found that the photochromic anils have been transformed to thermochromic, something observed for the first time in rigid glasses. Spectroscopic investigations indicate a common infrastructure responsible for the coloured xerogel.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Hadjoudis
    • 1
    Email author
  • V. Verganelakis
    • 2
  • C. Trapalis
    • 2
  • G. Kordas
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Physical ChemistryGreece
  2. 2.Institute of Material Science, N. C. S. R. ``Demokritos''Agia Paraskevi, AttikiGreece

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