Jump to main content
Jump to site search

Issue 6, 2009
Previous Article Next Article

Cooperative interaction in azopolymers upon irradiation

Author affiliations


We present two optical experiments which permits to evaluate individual and collective behaviours of molecules leading to a well-organized pattern in a randomly activated molecular assembly; in a first experiment a white light and a laser beam are sent together; in a second experiment a low-power coherent beam carrying polarization and wavelength information is used to organize a surface relief grating on a photochromic polymer thin film which is photo-activated by a powerful incoherent beam; we show that collective movements originate at the molecular level.

Graphical abstract: Cooperative interaction in azopolymers upon irradiation

Back to tab navigation

Publication details

The article was received on 24 Dec 2008, accepted on 08 Apr 2009 and first published on 21 Apr 2009

Article type: Letter
DOI: 10.1039/B823216D
New J. Chem., 2009,33, 1207-1210

  •   Request permissions

    Cooperative interaction in azopolymers upon irradiation

    R. Barille, S. Ahmadi-Kandjani, E. Ortyl, S. Kucharski and J. Nunzi, New J. Chem., 2009, 33, 1207
    DOI: 10.1039/B823216D

Search articles by author