We thank Dr. Sérgio S. Funari (Hasylab, DESY (Germany)) at beamline A2 for help, Dr. B. Smarsly (Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Potsdam (Germany)) for help in the analysis of the X-ray data, Dr. O. Kulikovska and Dr. L. Goldenberg (Institute for Thin Film and Microsensorics Technology, Teltow (Germany)) for the writing of the gratings, the Max Planck Gesellschaft (C. F. J. F) and the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft (Y. Z., J. S.) for financial support.
A Supramolecular Approach to Optically Anisotropic Materials: Photosensitive Ionic Self-Assembly Complexes†
Article first published online: 10 JUL 2006
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Volume 18, Issue 16, pages 2133–2136, August, 2006
How to Cite
Zakrevskyy, Y., Stumpe, J. and Faul, C. F. J. (2006), A Supramolecular Approach to Optically Anisotropic Materials: Photosensitive Ionic Self-Assembly Complexes. Adv. Mater., 18: 2133–2136. doi: 10.1002/adma.200600631
- Issue published online: 15 AUG 2006
- Article first published online: 10 JUL 2006
- Manuscript Accepted: 24 MAY 2006
- Manuscript Received: 24 MAR 2006
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- Alignment, photoinduced;
- Supramolecular materials
Application of the supramolecular-synthesis strategy ionic self-assembly for the facile production of low-molecular-weight photo-addressable materials (see figure) is presented. The materials have good film-forming properties, long-term thermal stability, and, most importantly, dichroic ratios of 50.