6. Photochromic Polymers for Optical Data Storage: Azobenzenes and Photodimers

  1. Norman S. Allen
  1. Avtar S. Matharu and
  2. P. S. Ramanujam

Published Online: 18 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470594179.ch6

Photochemistry and Photophysics of Polymer Materials

Photochemistry and Photophysics of Polymer Materials

How to Cite

Matharu, A. S. and Ramanujam, P. S. (2010) Photochromic Polymers for Optical Data Storage: Azobenzenes and Photodimers, in Photochemistry and Photophysics of Polymer Materials (ed N. S. Allen), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470594179.ch6

Editor Information

  1. Faculty of Science and Engineering, Chemistry and Materials Department, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK

Author Information

  1. Department of Chemistry, University of York, York, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 MAR 2010
  2. Published Print: 10 MAR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470137963

Online ISBN: 9780470594179

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Keywords:

  • optical data storage photochromic polymers - azobenzenes and photodimers;
  • bichromophoric spiropyran photochromic system;
  • holographic data storage using trans-cis-isomerization - azobenzenes

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Holographic data storage using trans-cis-isomerization: azobenzenes

  • Concluding remarks

  • References