Special Issue "Photoswitchable Materials"
A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 July 2017) | Viewed by 8846
Interests: organic synthesis; liquid crystals; conjugated polymers; gels; self-assembly; molecular recognition; electronic materials; photochromism; novel aromatic systems
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Although the phenomenon of photochromism was discovered more than a century ago, it is only within the last two decades that the study of molecular photoswitches has attracted serious attention. The ability to toggle molecular and macroscopic properties continues to be exploited both in solution and the solid state, and for applications that range from the modulation of biological processes to information and energy storage. The ongoing importance of these systems was recently highlighted by the 2016 Nobel Prize for Chemistry, awarded to Ben Feringa for his work on photoswitches and their use in molecular machines.
It is within the field of material science that photoswitches realize their true potential. Changes at the molecular level that accompany switching processes have been used to create dynamic materials whose macroscopic optical, electronic and morphological properties can be reversibly altered using light. This Special Issue is dedicated to work at the frontier of research into advanced materials that exploit the unique opportunities presented by these photoactive building blocks.
Dr. Vance Williams
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- molecular switches