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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2010, 11(4), 1311-1320; doi:10.3390/ijms11041311
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Photoinduced Surface Relief Grating Formation for a Single Crystal of 4-Aminoazobenzene

Received: 26 January 2010; in revised form: 8 March 2010 / Accepted: 11 March 2010 / Published: 30 March 2010
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Molecular Self-Assembly)
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Abstract: Photoinduced surface relief grating (SRG) formation for a single crystal of 4-aminoazobenzene was investigated. It was found that SRG could be inscribed on the (001) surface of the crystal, which might suggest that the photoinduced SRG formation is a general phenomenon observed for single crystals of azobenzene-based molecules as well as for azobenzene-based amorphous systems. In addition, the dependences of the SRG formation upon the orientation of the sample crystal and upon the polarization of the writing beams were found to be different from those observed for previously reported crystalline systems.
Keywords: photoinduced surface relief grating formation; 4-aminoazobenzene; single crystal; photochromism photoinduced surface relief grating formation; 4-aminoazobenzene; single crystal; photochromism
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Nakano, H. Photoinduced Surface Relief Grating Formation for a Single Crystal of 4-Aminoazobenzene. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2010, 11, 1311-1320.

AMA Style

Nakano H. Photoinduced Surface Relief Grating Formation for a Single Crystal of 4-Aminoazobenzene. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2010; 11(4):1311-1320.

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Nakano, Hideyuki. 2010. "Photoinduced Surface Relief Grating Formation for a Single Crystal of 4-Aminoazobenzene." Int. J. Mol. Sci. 11, no. 4: 1311-1320.



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