Preparation of thermo-chromic nanocomposite films

@article{Carotenuto2004PreparationOT,
  title={Preparation of thermo-chromic nanocomposite films},
  author={Gianfranco Carotenuto and Brunetto Martorana and Pietro Perlo and Luigi Nicolais},
  journal={4th IEEE Conference on Nanotechnology, 2004.},
  year={2004},
  pages={440-442}
}
Thermo-chromic silver-polystyrene films have been prepared by thermolysis of silver dodecyl-mercaptide dissolved in polystyrene matrices at quite low temperatures (ca. 150/spl deg/C). The thermo-chromic effect is probably related to the surface plasmon absorption band of silver nano-particles which strictly depends on the silver inter-particle distance… CONTINUE READING