Calixto, S.; Ganzherli, N.; Gulyaev, S.; Figueroa-Gerstenmaier, S. Gelatin as a Photosensitive Material. Molecules2018, 23, 2064.
Calixto, S.; Ganzherli, N.; Gulyaev, S.; Figueroa-Gerstenmaier, S. Gelatin as a Photosensitive Material. Molecules 2018, 23, 2064.
Because this issue journal is dedicated to Gelatin here we present a few applications of gelatin in the field of optics. It is understood that optics is the science that studies the production, propagation, interaction and detection of light. Regarding the detection there are some materials sensitive to light (photosensitive) that are used like photomultipliers, CCD’s, crystals, two dimension (2D) materials and more. Among the 2D materials the most popular through several centuries has been gelatin based photographic emulsion that records spatial distributions of light. More recently (1970) films made of Gelatin with Dichromate (DCG) and dyes have been used. We describe some characteristics and applications of these two photosensitive materials. Also we describe examples where gelatin is used as Relative Humidity (RH) sensor and in the fabrication of optical elements based on gelatin. This article is intended to researchers outside the optics community.
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