A cuprous oxide emulsion was made using noodling and washing emulsion making techniques. An attempt to use phthalated gelatin and coagulation washing resulted in the formation of cuprous hydroxide and destruction of the phthalated gel molecule and lack of coagulation within the emulsion. Cuprous oxide was also slurried with water and coated onto unglazed porcelain plates. The density-log exposure relationship was linear for the cuprous oxide slurry and non-linear for the cuprous oxide emulsion. The cuprous oxide film gave a speed value twenty-five times greater than that obtained with the slurry. The cuprous oxide dismutation system possesses great variability and little repeatability.
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Bowman, Anne Dresden, "A Quantitative Study of Cuprous Oxide Photodismutation" (1978). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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