By Xiaogong Wang
This publication explores practical polymers containing fragrant azo chromophores in side-chain, main-chain and different elements in their buildings, referred to as azo polymers and which percentage universal photoresponsive houses. It specializes in the molecular structure of azo polymers, the factitious equipment and their most crucial capabilities, similar to photoinduced birefringence and dichroism, surface-relief-grating (SRG) formation, and light-driven deformation of liquid crystal elastomers. It combines a basic survey of the topic and in-depth discussions of every subject, together with quite a few illustrations, figures, and images. supplying a stability among an creation to the middle innovations and a picture of scorching and rising subject matters, it's of curiosity to graduate scholars and researchers operating during this and similar fields.
Xiaogong Wang is a Professor on the division of Chemical Engineering, Tsinghua collage, China.
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It means that the S2 state can nonadiabatically relax to S3 state through the CI, and the S3 state strongly interacts with S0 and S1 states. Based on the calculation, Ishikawa et al. proposed that the isomerization on the S1 PES is through the rotation pathway because of the existence of the conical intersection (CI) between the S0 and S1 in the torsion coordinate . This mechanism contradicts to some previously widely accepted models [47, 49, 65]. Fujino and Tahara have proved that the NN bond in the S1 state has the double bond nature, and azobenzene possesses a planar structure in the excited state .
PESs calculated on the basis of the Born–Oppenheimer approximation can be reliably used for many cases. However, the approximation is invalid near degeneracies where potential energy surface cross. In this case, a small change in nuclear geometry will cause a large change in the electronic wave function . In a PES representation, trans and cis isomers are shown as some minimum energy points on the ground energy surface separated by energy barriers. The trans– cis isomerization through intermediate structures is shown by a representative point moving on the PESs.
They suggested that an excited state common to both isomers is involved and this state cannot be the triplet. The direct photoisomerization of azobenzene should occur in the singlet manifold as suggested by Jones and Hammond. 4 Photoisomerization Mechanism of Azobenzene As discussed in above section, the early-stage investigations on azobenzene and its derivatives yielded a series of puzzling issues. Since then, more and more advanced instruments and calculation methods have been adopted to address the issues.