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Chromic Materials : Fundamentals, Measurements, and Applications (Hardcover) (Michal Vik & Aravin Prince
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This new book, Chromic Materials: Fundamentals, Measurements, and Applications, reflects the state of art in the science of color-changeable materials. The book describes the facts behind the chromic phenomena from the point of application, spectrophotometry of chromic materials, and instrumentation and their testing and provides an abundance of in-depth knowledge about the field of colorimetry.
This unique book begins with a short historical overview of the chromic phenomena, chromic materials, and classification of chromic materials. It also provides comprehensive treatises on chromic (or color-changeable) textiles and production techniques. Detailed descriptions of measurement methods that are usable in cases of translucent or opaque materials are provided as well.
A number of new concepts are discussed along with standardized CIE (International Commission on Illumination) colorimetry with various CIE color space systems. Chromic materials appear as a dynamic system, which allows for a wide range of potential applications and related research. The volume looks at the validation and standardization of the measurement method of chromic materials that is in its infancy as compared to other analytical methods, and covers in detail the fundamentals of spectrophotometry, colorimetry, the Kubelka-Munk theory, and kinetic and fatigue measurements.
The authors share their own experiences with measurement of color chromic materials, respectively, their kinetic behavior in exposure and decay phases from point of colorimetric and spectrophotometric characteristics, with the view to help fill the huge gap in field of measurement from point of view in standardization. The authors conclude with an in-depth study of the testing of chromic testing, including testing for color fastness, fatigue resistance, light fastness, wash fastness, and rubbing fastness.
The book will be highly useful to researchers and academicians alike as well as to industry professionals. It will also be a fascinating read for those with varied interests in chromic materials and kinetic measurement.