Adachi K1, Tokushige M1, Omata K1, Yamazaki S1, Iwadate Y1.
ACS Appl Mater Interfaces. 2016 Jun 8;8(22):14019-28. doi: 10.1021/acsami.6b04115. Epub 2016 May 24.Silicon oxycarbide/silica composites with well-dispersed tungsten(VI) oxide (WO3) nanoparticles were obtained as transparent hybrid xerogels via an acid-catalyzed sol-gel process (hydrolysis/condensation polymerization) of 3-(triethoxysilyl)propyl methacrylate (TESPMA) and tetraethoxysilane (TEOS). The self-diffusion mechanism of alkali-metal cations and the kinetics of the photochromic coloration process in the WO3/TESPMA/TEOS hybrid xerogel systems have been systematically investigated. Read More