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Of or relating to a substance or object whose color changes on exposure to light: photochromatic glasses that darken in sunlight.

pho′to·chro′mism (-krō′mĭz′əm) n.


(Chemistry) chem the reversible transformation of something's colour due to exposure to electromagnetic radiation such as sunlight
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Lin's research expertise covers coatings and inks, coating and printing, thermochromism, photochromism, organic dyes and pigments, security printing, functional coatings and inks, biosensors, polymeric materials, statistical experimental design and data analysis, computer-aided process modeling and computer-aided formulation optimization.
DG, Duan, X, "Study on the Photochromism of Ni-Al Layered Double Hydroxides Containing Nitrate Anions.
Among the organic NLO chromophores, pyrazolines embedded in polymer show good optical properties, such as polarization, color change, fluorescent complex formation, polymorphism, molecular refraction and photochromism behavior.
Photochromism is the term used for a reversible photo induced transformation of a molecule between two isomers whose absorption spectra are distinguishably different (Durr and Bouas-Laurent, 1990).
2003) Optically switchable molecular solids: Photoinduced spin-crossover, photochromism, and photoinduced magnetization.
Their topics include templating photoreactions in solutions, supramolecular photochirogenesis, the photochromism of multicomponent diarylethene crystals, controlling photoreactions through non-covalent interactions within zeolite nanocages, and protein-controlled ultrafast photoisomerization in rhodopsin and bacteriorhodopsin.
Photochromism is a reversible change in color upon exposure to light.
Photochromism is an interesting and intriguing property of materials.
4:15 A Study of Photochromism and the Properties of Photochromic Glass.
Photochromism is the phenomenon of color change that occurs when certain substances are exposed to certain radiation wavelengths.