Electro-optic (E-O) molecular glasses
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|Journal / Publication||Chemistry - An Asian Journal|
|Publication status||Published - 5 Jan 2009|
|Link to Scopus||https://www.scopus.com/record/display.uri?eid=2-s2.0-58149183843&origin=recordpage|
This Focus Review describes molecular glasses as a new class of materials for nonlinear optical (NLO) applications, especially for electro-optic (E-O) devices. Examples of E-O molecular glasses are reviewed with a focus on the molecular design of NLO chromophores and solid-state engineering of molecular glasses. Molecular glasses based on dendrimers of multiple chromophores, molecular glass blends of chromophores, and molecular glasses based on reversible self-assembly of chromophores are introduced as promising architectures to prepare morphologically stable molecular glasses with large E-O activities and improved material properties for device applications. Future directions to fully exploit the potential of molecular glasses for NLO materials are presented. © 2009 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA.
- Amorphous materials, Chromophores, Molecular glasses, Nonlinear optics, Self-assembly