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Anisotropic polymers with photostationary molecules: theoretical approach and practical applications
Author(s): Richard Birenheide; Joachim Heinz Wendorff
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Paper Abstract

A theoretical treatment of the behaviour of liquid crystalline side chain polymers containing photostationary mesogenic units such as azobenzene is given in the presented paper. The phenomenological theory gives both the dynamic and static characteristics of the material when irradiated with polarized light. It can be shown that the optical storage effect in these materials can be described as a photooptical induced rotational diffusion. The theory is able to describe phenomena which has been found earlier by our group.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 April 1990
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1213, Photopolymer Device Physics, Chemistry, and Applications, (1 April 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.18025
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Richard Birenheide, Deutsches Kunststoffinstitut (Germany)
Joachim Heinz Wendorff, Deutsches Kunststoffinstitut (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1213:
Photopolymer Device Physics, Chemistry, and Applications
Roger A. Lessard, Editor(s)

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