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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2010, 11(4), 1311-1320; doi:10.3390/ijms11041311

Photoinduced Surface Relief Grating Formation for a Single Crystal of 4-Aminoazobenzene

Department of Applied Chemistry, Faculty of Engineering, Osaka University, Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871, Japan
Received: 26 January 2010 / Revised: 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. View Full-Text
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.

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