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Optically induced switching of dicyclohexylamino substituted azobenzene derivatives in thin ordered films
Author(s): Inta Muzikante; Egils Fonavs; Lilita Gerca; Burkhard Stiller; Ludwig Brehmer; Elga Markava; Daina Gustina
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Paper Abstract

During the last years, there has been an increasing interest in the photoinduced switching effects. Among the objects of concern azobenzene derivatives, isomerizing under UV and visible light, occupy a prominent position. To understand the photoresponse of these materials in the condensed phase, their spectroscopic and electrical properties are studied. It is shown that the photoresponse depends on the orientation of the molecules and their packing. A number of novel azobenzene derivatives containing a N,N-dicyclohexyl sulfonamide moiety is synthesized. The derivatives differ in the length of alkyl chains between the azobenzene moiety and SH or COOH groups. The morphology and the photoinduced switching of the surface potential of the self-assembled monolayers and Langmuir-Blodgett multilayers are investigated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 June 2006
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 5946, Optical Materials and Applications, 59460O (12 June 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.639191
Show Author Affiliations
Inta Muzikante, Univ. of Latvia (Latvia)
Egils Fonavs, Univ. of Latvia (Latvia)
Lilita Gerca, Institute of Physical Energetics (Latvia)
Burkhard Stiller, Univ. Potsdam (Germany)
Ludwig Brehmer, Univ. Potsdam (Germany)
Elga Markava, Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis (Latvia)
Daina Gustina, Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis (Latvia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5946:
Optical Materials and Applications
Arnold Rosental, Editor(s)

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