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Ritsumeikan University: Transformed by Light - Fast Photochromism Discovered in an Inexpensive Inorganic Material

KYOTO, Japan, Feb. 22 (TNSJou) -- Ritsumeikan University issued the following news:

Photochromic materials can reversibly change their color and optical properties when irradiated with ultraviolet or visible light. However, they are made from organic compounds that are expensive to synthesize. Fortunately, for the first time, scientists from Ritsumeikan University, Japan, have discovered fast-switching photochromism in an inexpensive inorganic material: copper-doped zinc sulfide nan . . .

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