Redox-active, organometallic surface-relief gratings from azobenzene-containing polyferrocenylsilane block copolymers

Rumman Ahmed, Arri Priimagi, Charl F J Faul, Ian Manners

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    Abstract

    Organometallic Gratings: The ionic self-assembly of metal-containing block-copolymer polyelectrolytes and azobenzene chromophores is exploited for the efficient production of stable photo-induced surface-relief gratings. We show that feature sizes can be tuned using simple redox chemistry, and that the chromophores can be removed during plasma treatment to yield ceramic-based optical materials.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)926-931
    Number of pages6
    JournalAdvanced Materials
    Volume24
    Issue number7
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 14 Feb 2012
    Publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

    Keywords

    • azobenzene
    • ionic self-assembly
    • polyferrocenylsilane block-copolymer
    • redox activity
    • surface-relief grating

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Materials Science(all)
    • Mechanics of Materials
    • Mechanical Engineering

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