Nanotech 2011

Scratch the Surface InksTM: Reversible Mechanochromic Luminescent Films (invited presentation)

G. Zhang, N.D. Nguyen, T. Liu, J. Lu, A.D. Chien, M. Sabat, C.L. Fraser
University of Virginia & Luminesco, Inc., US

Keywords: mechanochromic, luminescence, reversible, boron, diketonate, dye


Mechanochromic luminescent boron beta-diketonate dyes and their properties will be presented. Scratched regions of dye coatings are often reversible, recovering at room temperature. Emission color, recovery time and force sensitivity are tunable with straightforward synthetic chemistry.

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