Smart Light-Responsive Materials: Azobenzene-Containing Polymers and Liquid Crystals

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Y. Zhao, Tomiki Ikeda
John Wiley & Sons, Apr 22, 2009 - Technology & Engineering - 485 pages
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This book reviews the cutting-edge significant research in the field of smart light-responsive materials based on azobenzene polymers and liquid crystals. Emphasis is placed on the discovery of new phenomena from the past 5 years, their underlying mechanisms, new functionalities, and properties achieved through rational design. Edited by leading authorities in the field, Zhao and Ikeda, the chapters are authored by an internationally-recognized team of experts from North America, Europe, and Asia. Smart Light-Responsive Materials will serve to catalyze new research that will lead this field over the next 5-10 years.
 

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Contents

Contributors
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1 AZOBENZENE POLYMERS FOR PHOTONIC APPLICATIONS
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2 PHOTOINDUCED PHENOMENA IN SUPRAMOLECULAR AZOBENZENE MATERIALS
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3 PHOTODEFORMABLE MATERIALS AND PHOTOMECHANICAL EFFECTS BASED ON AZOBENZENECONTAINING POLYMERS AND LI...
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4 AMORPHOUS AZOBENZENE POLYMERS FOR LIGHTINDUCED SURFACE PATTERNING
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5 AZO POLYMER COLLOIDAL SPHERES FORMATION TWODIMENSIONAL ARRAY AND PHOTORESPONSIVE PROPERTIES
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6 AZOBENZENECONTAINING BLOCK COPOLYMER MICELLES TOWARD LIGHTCONTROLLABLE NANOCARRIERS
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7 ASSOCIATION BETWEEN AZOBENZENEMODIFIED POLYMERS AND SURFACTANTS OR NANOPARTICLES TO AMPLIFY MACROSCO...
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8 LIGHTRESPONSIVE 2D MOTIONS AND MANIPULATIONS IN AZOBENZENECONTAINING LIQUID CRYSTALLINE POLYMER MATERI...
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9 PHOTOINDUCED IMMOBILIZATION OF MOLECULES ON THE SURFACE OF AZOBENZENE POLYMERS PRINCIPLES AND APPLICATI...
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10 PHOTOTUNING OF HELICAL STRUCTURE OF CHOLESTERIC LIQUID CRYSTALS
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11 TUNABLE DIFFRACTION GRATINGS BASED ON AZOBENZENE POLYMERS AND LIQUID CRYSTALS
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12 AZO BLOCK COPOLYMERS IN THE SOLID STATE
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13 PHOTORESPONSIVE HYBRID SILICA MATERIALS CONTAINING AZOBENZENE LIGANDS
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Index
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About the author (2009)

Yue Zhao, PhD, is Professor of Chemistry at the University of Sherbrooke. With more than 100 publications to his credit, Dr. Zhao's research interests center on the design, synthesis, and applications of new polymer and liquid-crystalline materials. He has worked on specific applications of light-responsive materials, self-assembled materials, and nanostructured materials for liquid crystal displays, controlled drug delivery, and tunable optical devices.

Tomiki Ikeda, PhD, is Professor of Polymer Chemistry at the Tokyo Institute of Technology. Professor Ikeda is a leading authority in light-responsive materials and liquid-crystalline materials. Professor Ikeda's research interests focus on photomobile polymer materials, photodeformable smart materials based on azobenzene liquid-crystalline elastomers, and electroluminescent liquid-crystalline materials. He has more than 400 publications to his credit.

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