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Course: Multifunctional dyes in application
Teachers in charge Ph. D. Šuršica Parac-Osterman, Prof. Emeritus
Study Textile Science and Technology - postgraduate
Course summary 30
Knowledge verification oral exam, seminar
Lecture type lectures, practice
Exercise type laboratory practice
Subject content Basics of photochromism, Phenomenons of reversible colur change. Physico-chemical and spectral properties of photochromic, thermochromic, solvatochromic, ionochromic, electrochromic and other dyes and mechanism systems. Selection of analytical methods of testing multifunctionality. Selection and modification of application methods according to substrate. Statistical testing of "colour at the right time" concept . Causes and analysis of degradation products, with emphasis on application type. Passive, textile sensors through application of multifunctional dyes. Basics of pattern design for passive textiles. Classification of sensors based on application area (medical textiles, childrens' clothing, military clothing etc.).
Aim of course Production of textiles in the future should be aimed towards specialty and multifunctional products of highly added value. Production process of the future should be sustainable and eco-friendly, while at the same time being technologically innovative. One possibility of achieving set goals is through use of multifunctional dyes, which defined by their chemical constitution may be used in a wide variety of applications (medical textiles, childrens' clothing, military camouflage uniforms...).
Literature necessary for course Durr, H., Bouas-Laurent, H. (Eds.), Photochromism: Molecules and Systems, Elsevier, Amsterdam (1990), ISBN 0-444-51322-1
Van Langehove, L.: Smart textiles for medicine and healthcare; Materials, systems and applications, Woodhead Publishing Limited, ISBN-13: 978-1-84569-027-4, Cambridge, (2007)
Samat, A. & Lokshin, V., in Organic Photochromic and Thermochromic Compounds, Volume 2, Physicochemical Studies, Biological Applications, and Thernochromism, Crano, J.C.and Gugliametti, R.J. (Eds.), Plenum Press, New York, 1999.
Wyszecki&Stiles; Color Science, J.Wiley&Sons, New York 2000.
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