Solid-state autocatalysis and oscillatory reactions in silicate glass systems

John Canning, Henrik Rokkjær Sørensen, Martin Kristensen

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Abstract

We report the first demonstration of autocatalysis and oscillatory behaviour in the solid-state where no decomposition process is involved. Our material system is solid-state silica glass impregnated with hydrogen. It is at the heart of photosensitivity in glass-based optical waveguides and devices, which have many applications including telecommunication devices, fibre lasers, and optical sensors. Consequently, the results reported here extend the engineering of chemical complexity to a previously uncharted area in materials science of particular relevance to photonic applications. Diagnosis is carried out optically, opening up a new approach to characterisation of such catalytic processes generally.
Original languageEnglish
JournalOptics Communications
Volume260
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)595-600
ISSN0030-4018
Publication statusPublished - 2006

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Canning, J., Sørensen, H. R., & Kristensen, M. (2006). Solid-state autocatalysis and oscillatory reactions in silicate glass systems. Optics Communications, 260(2), 595-600.