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Issue 9, 2012
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Photoinduced mass flow of photochromic molecular materials

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Relatively long-range mass flow at the surface level of amorphous films of azobenzene-based photochromic molecular materials was observed upon angled irradiation using a p-polarized laser beam. According to the same principle, the movement of the fragments of these molecular glasses could be induced by angled irradiation from their bottom.

Graphical abstract: Photoinduced mass flow of photochromic molecular materials

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The article was received on 11 Dec 2011, accepted on 11 Jan 2012 and first published on 24 Jan 2012

Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM16517A
Citation: J. Mater. Chem., 2012,22, 3702-3704
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    Photoinduced mass flow of photochromic molecular materials

    H. Nakano and M. Suzuki, J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22, 3702
    DOI: 10.1039/C2JM16517A

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