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1.3 PHYSICAL SCIENCES
A reflection hologram for visual indication of environmental humidity has been studied. The hologram is recorded in a self-developing photopolymer and changes color when exposed to a change in humidity and is fully reversible. The range of color 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 color change within a few seconds of breathing on them are demonstrated
Naydenova, I. et al. (2008) A Visual Indication of Environmental Humidity using a Color Changing Hologram Recorded in a Self-developing Photopolymer. Applied Physics Letters, 92, 031009.