High-Performance, Nondiffusive Crosslinked Polymers for Holographic Data Storage

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  • Anzar Khan,

    1. Departments of Materials, Chemistry and Biochemistry Materials Research Laboratory, and Mitsubishi Chemical Center for Advanced Materials University of California Santa Barbara, CA 93106-9510 (USA)
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  • Galen D. Stucky,

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    1. Departments of Materials, Chemistry and Biochemistry Materials Research Laboratory, and Mitsubishi Chemical Center for Advanced Materials University of California Santa Barbara, CA 93106-9510 (USA)
    • Departments of Materials, Chemistry and Biochemistry Materials Research Laboratory, and Mitsubishi Chemical Center for Advanced Materials University of California Santa Barbara, CA 93106-9510 (USA).
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  • Craig J. Hawker

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    1. Departments of Materials, Chemistry and Biochemistry Materials Research Laboratory, and Mitsubishi Chemical Center for Advanced Materials University of California Santa Barbara, CA 93106-9510 (USA)
    • Departments of Materials, Chemistry and Biochemistry Materials Research Laboratory, and Mitsubishi Chemical Center for Advanced Materials University of California Santa Barbara, CA 93106-9510 (USA).
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  • Financial support from MC-CAM and the central facilities of the UCSB Materials Research Laboratory (NSF Grant DMR05-20415) are gratefully acknowledged. The optical holography setup and the scattering measurement setup were constructed by Dr. Alexander Mikhailovsky, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, Santa Barbara. Supporting Information is available online from Wiley InterScience or from the author.

Abstract

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High-performance crosslinked polymeric materials for 3D data storage are described. Their performance is based on photoisomerization of Dewar benzene derivatives, and they exhibit remarkable information storage properties including excellent photosensitivity, high data-storage capacity, good dimensional stability, and significant shelf- and archival-lifetimes.

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