Publication
Title
The influence of crystal thickness on the image tone
Author
Abstract
It is known that the neutral image tone of a developed photographic film becomes brownish when the thickness of the original silver halide tabular crystals is reduced. We investigate by electron microscopy to what extent the silver filament structure has changed and how it induces the shift in image tone. Therefore, two samples of AgBr {111} tabular crystals with average thicknesses of 160 nm and 90 nm respectively, are compared. It is shown that the dimensions and defect structure of the filaments are comparable, but that the 90 nm crystals result in a more widely spaced structure, which explains the shift in image tone on a qualitative level. The influence of the addition of an image toner, i.e., phenylmercaptotetrazole, on the filament structure is also investigated. An even more open filament structure of longer, but smaller filaments was observed.
Language
English
Source (journal)
The journal of imaging science and technology. - Springfield, Va
Publication
Springfield, Va : 2003
ISSN
1062-3701
Volume/pages
47:2(2003), p. 133-138
ISI
000182879400007
UAntwerpen
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Creation 08.10.2008
Last edited 29.09.2017
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