Article thumbnail

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

By Hideyuki Nakano


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

Topics: Article
Publisher: Molecular Diversity Preservation International (MDPI)
OAI identifier:
Provided by: PubMed Central

To submit an update or takedown request for this paper, please submit an Update/Correction/Removal Request.

Suggested articles


  1. (1998). Anisotropy of the photo-induced translation diffusion of azobenzaene dyes in polymer matrices.
  2. (1997). Block copolymer lithography: periodic arrays
  3. (1992). Crystal and molecular structure of C.I.
  4. (2005). Directed assembly of block copolymer blends into nonregular device-oriented structure. Science
  5. (2006). Formation mechanism of surface relief structures on amorphous azopolymer films.
  6. (2002). Formation of surface relief grating using a novel azobenzene-based photochromic amorphous molecular material.
  7. (1998). Gradient force: The mechanism for surface relief grating formation in azobenzene functionalized polymers.
  8. (2001). Hierarchical self-assembly of metal nanostructures on diblock copolymer scaffolds. Nature
  9. (2004). Laser application of polymers.
  10. (1995). Laser-induced holographic surface relief gratings on nonlinear optical polymer films.
  11. (1998). Mean-field theory of photoinduced formation of surface reliefs in side-chain azobenzene polymers.
  12. (1996). Mechanism of optically inscribed high-efficiency diffraction gratings in azo polymer films.
  13. (2000). Molecular migration mechanism for laser induced surface relief grating formation.
  14. (2003). novel azobenzene-based amorphous molecular material with a spiro linked bifluorene.
  15. (2009). One-step direct-patterning template utilizing self-assembly of POSS-containing block copolymers.
  16. (1995). Optically induced surface gratings on azoaromatic polymer films.
  17. (1999). Organic materials challenge for 193 nm imaging.
  18. (2003). Photochromic amorphous molecular materials and their applications.
  19. (2003). Photodynamic properties of azobenzene molecular films with triphenylamines.
  20. (2008). Photoinduced surface relief grating formation on a (100) surface of a single crystal of 4-(dimethylamino)azobenzene.
  21. (2008). Photoinduced surface relief grating formation on a co-crystal of 4-[bis(9,9-dimethylfluoren-2-yl)amino]azobenzene and ethyl acetate. ChemPhysChem
  22. (2008). Photoinduced surface relief grating formation using azobenzene-based photochromic amorphous molecular materials.
  23. (2009). Photoinduced surface relief grating formation using new polymers containing the same azobenzene chromophore as a photochoromic amorphous molecular material,
  24. (2010). Photoinduced vitrification near the surfaces of single crystals of azobenzene-based molecular materials with glass-forming ability.
  25. (2004). Significant effect of molecular structure on surface relief grating formation for novel azobenzene-based photochromic amorphous molecular materials.
  26. (2008). Smart block copolymer masks with molecule-transport channels for total wet nanopatterning.
  27. (2009). Spontaneous formation of complex periodic superstructures under high interferential illumination of small-moleculebased photochromic materials.
  28. (2006). Structural and photoisomerization cross studies of polar photochromic monomeric glasses forming surface relief gratings.
  29. (2005). Surface relief grating formation on a single crystal of 4-dimethylaminoazobenzene.
  30. (2005). Surface relief grating formation using a novel azobenzene-based photochromic amorphous molecular material, tris[4-(phenylazo)phenyl]amine.
  31. (2000). Surface relief gratings in host-guest supramolecular materials. Adv Mater.
  32. (1999). Surface relief structures on azo polymer films.
  33. (2009). Synthesis and photoinduced surface relief grating formation of novel photo-responsive amorphous molecular materials, 4-[bis(9,9-dimethylfluoren-2-yl)amino]-4'-cyanoazobenzene and 4-[bis(9,9-dimethylfluoren-2-yl)amino]-4'-nitroazobenzene. Dyes Pigm.
  34. (1999). Synthesis and properties of a hole-conducting, photopatternable molecular glass.