Prof. Arno Seeboth

Head of Department Chromogenic Polymers

Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research, Germany




1985 Ph.D., Martin-Luther-University, Germany, Physical Chemistry

1979 M.Sc., Friedrich-Schiller-University, Germany, Organic and Macromolecular Chemistry

Publications (Selected)


  1. A. Seeboth et al. (2014) Thermochromic Polymers- Function by Design, Chemical Reviews, 114, 3037-3036
  2. A. Seeboth, D. Lötzsch and R. Ruhmann (2013) First example of non-toxic thermochromic polymer material – based on a novel mechanism. Journal of Materials Chemistry, 1, 2811-2816
  3. A. Seeboth, D. Lötzsch and R. Ruhmann (2011) Piezochromic Polymer Materials Displaying Pressure Changes in Bar-Ranges. American Journal of Materials Science 1(2) 139-142
  4. A. Seeboth, R. Ruhmann, O. Mühling (2010) Thermotropic and Thermochromic Polymer Based Materials for Adaptive Sun Control. Materials 3(12), 5143-5168;
  5. A. Seeboth, A. Klukowska, R. Ruhmann, Lötzsch (2007) Thermochromic Polymer Materials. Chinese Journal of Polymer Science, 2, 123-135
  6. A. Seeboth, J. Kriwanek, R. Vetter (2000) Novel Chromogenic Polymer Gel Networks for Hybrid Transparency and Color Control with Temperature. Advanced Materials, 12, 1424-1426
  7. A. Seeboth, J. Schneider, A. Patzak (2000) Materials for Intelligent Sun Protecting Glazing. Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 60, 263-277
  8. A. Seeboth, J. Kriwanek, R. Vetter (1999) The first example of thermochromism of dyes embedded in polymer gel networks. Journal of Materials Chemistry, 9, 2277-2278
  9. A. Seeboth, H.R. Holzbauer (1996) Optical behaviour of lyotropic liquid crystalline polymer gel networks in dependence on temperature. Advanced Materials, 8 (5) 411-414


  1. A. Seeboth and D. Lötzsch (2014) Thermochromic and Thermotropic Materials,
  2. PanStanford Publishing Pte.Ltd., Singapore
  3. A. Seeboth and D. Lötzsch (2008) Thermochromic Phenomena in Polymers. Smithers Rapra Technology, Shawbury, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK

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