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Small molecular logic systems can draw the outlines of objects via edge visualization

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Abstract

The recently-discovered ability of small logical molecules to recognize edges is exploited to achieve outline drawing from binary templates. Outlines of arbitrary curvature, several colours and thicknesses down to 1 mm are drawn in around 30 min or less by employing a common laboratory two-colour ultraviolet lamp. The outlines and the light dose-driven XOR logic with fluorescence output or ‘off–on–off’ action which is observed in the irradiated regions are modelled by combining foundational principles of photochemistry, acid–base neutralization and diffusion.

Graphical abstract: Small molecular logic systems can draw the outlines of objects via edge visualization

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Submitted
27 Apr 2015
Accepted
04 Jun 2015
First published
12 Jun 2015

This article is Open Access
All publication charges for this article have been paid for by the Royal Society of Chemistry

Chem. Sci., 2015,6, 4472-4478
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Edge Article

Small molecular logic systems can draw the outlines of objects via edge visualization

J. Ling, G. Naren, J. Kelly, D. B. Fox and A. Prasanna de Silva, Chem. Sci., 2015, 6, 4472
DOI: 10.1039/C5SC01537E

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