Photochemistry: Solar-Powered Nanomechanical Transduction from Crystalline Molecular Rotors (Adv. Mater. 24/2013)

Authors

  • Sven O. Sylvester,

    1. Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge, J. J. Thomson Avenue, Cambridge, CB3 0HE, UK
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  • Jacqueline M. Cole

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    1. Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge, J. J. Thomson Avenue, Cambridge, CB3 0HE, UK
    2. Department of Chemistry, University of New Brunswick, P. O. Box 4400, Fredericton, NB E3B 5A3, Canada
    3. Department of Physics, University of New Brunswick, P. O. Box 4400, Fredericton, NB E3B 5A3, Canada
    • Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge, J. J. Thomson Avenue, Cambridge, CB3 0HE, UK.
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Abstract

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The back cover displays the futuristic application of molecular motors within an all-optical circuitry. On page 3324, Jacqueline M. Cole and Sven O. Sylvester demonstrate photochromic molecular transduction via an SO2 photo-isomerisation that drives molecular rotation in a neighbouring benzene ring. Image created using OLEX2 and Persistence of Vision Raytracer software.

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