High-performance, nondiffusive crosslinked polymers for holographic data storage

Anzar Khan, Galen D. Stucky, Craig J. Hawker

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Crosslinked polymers whose performance is based on nondiffusive, quantum-amplified photoisomerzation of Dewar benzene derivatives, which exhibit remarkable information-storage properties, were reported. It is observed that materials containing electron-deficient Dewar benzene derivatives exhibit higher sensitivity as compared to materials that contain electron-rich Dear benzene derivatives. A low adsorption cross-section at the recording wavelength of 407 nm ensures homogeneous recording throughout the depth of the recording media. Facile and inexpensive thermal curing of photosensitive mixture by free-radical-initiated cross-linking is shown to afford freestanding polymeric films under a solventless processing technique that are transparent and colorless with thickness of up to several millimeters.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3937-3941
Number of pages5
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number20
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Oct 17
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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