Wolfgang Knoll is a former Directory of Polymer research at the Max Planck Institute. He is extremely well know for his research in this area. Zouheir Sekkat was a Postdoctoral researcher at Max Planck working under Professor Knoll. With Knoll's involvement, we can be confident that the best people in this field will be contributing to the reference.


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Table of Contents

Part A - Photoisomerization and Photo-Orientation of Azobenzenes 1. Photoisomerization of Benzenes 2. Ultrafast Dynamics in the Excited States of Azo Compounds 3. Photo-Orientation by Photoisomerization Part B - Photoisomerization in Organic Thin Films 4. Photoisomerization and Photo-orientation of Azo Dye in Films of Polymer: Molecualr Interaction, Free Volume, and Polymer Structural Effects 5. Chrial Polymers with Photoaffected Phase Behavior for Optical Data Storage 6. Photoisomerization in Langmuir-Blodget-Kuhn Structures 7. Electronic and Optical Transduction of Photoisomerization Processes at Molecualr - and Bimolecular-Functionalized Surfaces Part C - Photochemistry and Organic Nonlinear Optics 8. Photoisomerization Effects in Organic Nonlinear Optics: Photo-Assisted Poling and Depoling and Polarizability Switching 9. Photoisomerization in Polymer Films in the Presence of Electrostatic and Optical Fields 10. Photoassisted Poling and Photoswitching of NLO Properties of Spiropyrans and other Photochromic Molecules in Polymers and Crystals 11. All Optical Poling in Polymers and Applications 12. Photoinduced Third Order Nonlinear Optical Phenomena in Azo-Dye Polymers Part D - Optical Manipulation and Memory 13. Photoinduced Motions in Azobenzene-Based Polymers 14. Surface Relief Gratings on Azobenzene-Containing Films 15. Dynamic Photocontrols of Molecular Organization and Motion of Materials by Two-Dimensionally Arranged Azobenzene Assemblies 16. 3-D Data Storage and Near Field Recording 17. Synthesis and Applications of Amorphous Diarylethenes Index


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About the editors

Zouheir Sekkat

Affiliations and Expertise

Osaka University

Wolfgang Knoll

Affiliations and Expertise

Stanford University