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  • Vol. 28, Iss. 16 — Aug. 15, 1989
  • pp: 3524–3528

Malachite green photosensitive plates

Cristina Solano  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 28, Issue 16, pp. 3524-3528 (1989)

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An experimental study of the behavior of malachite green sensitized plates was carried out. The transmittance variation of the irradiated plates was taken as a parameter. It has been observed that photoreduction in the malachite green plates is present only when ammonium dichromate is added to the plates. The introduction of external electron donors does not improve the photochemical reaction. It has been determined that malachite green molecules form a weak complex with the dichromate molecules and this complex can only be destroyed photochemically. This effect can explain the limited response of the malachite green dichromated plates.

© 1989 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: July 8, 1988
Published: August 15, 1989

Cristina Solano, "Malachite green photosensitive plates," Appl. Opt. 28, 3524-3528 (1989)

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