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

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


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.


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