– Golden Sunny Crystals of Azobenzene Based Monomers –
Department – Chemistry and Biochemistry (Potdoctoral Research Fellow) –
Research Field – Organic Physical Chemistry –
How image was captured – DSLR –
Research Impact & Significance – Azobenzene goes Trans to Cis photoisomerization on excitation with UV light. If we make polymer films containing the Azobenzene functional group, on excitation the film gets bend due to trans to cis photoisomerization. This property of the films can be used in 3D printing, micro robot etc.