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New Frontiers in Photochromism

Editors: Irie, Masahiro, Yokoyama, Yasushi, Seki, Takahiro (Eds.)

  • Presents an overview of the photochromic research frontiers, in which Japan is the world leader 
  • Is the first book to review new areas of application of photochromism such as photomechanical effects, photoswitchable surfaces, and ultrafast decoloration dyes 
  • Provides a preview of future developments in photochromic research
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Photochromism is the reversible phototransformation of a chemical species between two forms having different absorption spectra. During the phototransformation not only the absorption spectra but also various physicochemical properties change, such as the refractive index, dielectric constant, oxidation/reduction potential, and geometrical structure. The property changes can be applied to photonic equipment such as erasable memory media, photo-optical switch components, and display devices. This book compiles the accomplishments of the research project titled “New Frontiers in Photochromism” supported by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan. The project focused not only on the above-mentioned classical subjects in photochromism, such as color changes, optical memory, and optical switches, but also on fundamental physicochemical studies and unprecedented application fields that have not yet been explored in photochromism. The latter topics include light-driven mechanical motion, photocontrol of surface wettability, metal deposition on solid materials, photocontrol of chiral properties, ultrafast decoloration dyes, and femtosecond laser experiments, among others.

About the authors

Masahiro Irie, Professor of Chemistry, Rikkyo University
Editor-in-chief : Bull. Chem. Soc. Jpn.
Previous Editor-in-chief: J. Photochem. Photobiol. C

Yasushi Yokoyama, Professor of Engineering, Yokohama National University

Takahiro Seki, Professor of Engineering, Nagoya University

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Photomechanical Response of Diarylethene Single Crystals

    Irie, Masahiro

    Pages 3-19

  • Photomechanical Bending of Molecular Crystals

    Koshima, Hideko

    Pages 21-40

  • Photoinduced Reversible Topographical Changes on Diarylethene Microcrystalline Surface with Wetting Property

    Uchida, Kingo

    Pages 41-60

  • Selective Metal Deposition Based on Photochromism of Diarylethenes

    Tsujioka, Tsuyoshi

    Pages 61-77

  • Photoinduced Alignment and Structuring in Thin Films of Azobenzene-Containing Liquid Crystalline Polymers

    Seki, Takahiro (et al.)

    Pages 79-99

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eBook $159.00
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  • ISBN 978-4-431-54291-9
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  • ISBN 978-4-431-54718-1
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
New Frontiers in Photochromism
Editors
  • Masahiro Irie
  • Yasushi Yokoyama
  • Takahiro Seki
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Japan
Copyright Holder
Springer Japan
eBook ISBN
978-4-431-54291-9
DOI
10.1007/978-4-431-54291-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-4-431-54290-2
Softcover ISBN
978-4-431-54718-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 298
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