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Dye Sublimation as a Measure of Accumulated Heat Exposure

Authors

  • Xiaoju Shi,

    1. Division of Nanobionics, Suzhou Institute of Nanotech and Nanobionics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Suzhou, Jiangsu 215123 (P. R. China), Fax: (+86) 512-6287-2559
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    • These two authors contributed equally to this work.

  • Xiaofang Ying,

    1. Division of Nanobionics, Suzhou Institute of Nanotech and Nanobionics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Suzhou, Jiangsu 215123 (P. R. China), Fax: (+86) 512-6287-2559
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    • These two authors contributed equally to this work.

  • Prof. Dr. Zongwu Deng

    Corresponding author
    1. Division of Nanobionics, Suzhou Institute of Nanotech and Nanobionics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Suzhou, Jiangsu 215123 (P. R. China), Fax: (+86) 512-6287-2559
    • Division of Nanobionics, Suzhou Institute of Nanotech and Nanobionics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Suzhou, Jiangsu 215123 (P. R. China), Fax: (+86) 512-6287-2559

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Abstract

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Heat history monitor: Combination of the sublimation and adsorption processes of specific dyes can be used as a measure of accumulated heat exposure. Mass transfer from the sublimation layer to the adsorption layer strongly depends on temperature and results in a gradual color change in the adsorption layer. The total color change reflects the accumulated heat exposure.

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