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1. NATURAL SCIENCES, 1.3 PHYSICAL SCIENCES, Optics
A reflection hologram for visual indication of environmental humidity has been studied. The hologram is recorded in a self-developing photopolymer and changes colour when exposed to a change in humidity and is fully reversible. The range of colour change, reversibility and the response time of the hologram have been studied in a controlled humidity environment. Fully reversible holograms with response times from few seconds to tens of minutes have been designed. Extremely sensitive bright visual humidity indicators, capable of dramatic colour change within a few seconds of breathing on them are demonstrated.
Naydenova, I., Jallapuram, R., Toal, V., Martin, S.: A Visual Indication of Environmental Humidity Using a Colour Changing Hologram Recorded in a Self-Developing Photopolymer. Applied Physics Letters, 92, 031109. 2008.