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Zhidk. krist. ikh prakt. ispol'z. = Liq. Cryst. and their Appl., 2009, 4, 84—90.
Langmuir-Blodgett Heterostructures Based on Multimolecular Layers
Yu. A. Draginda, S. P. Palto, S. G. Yudin
Author affiliations Shubnikov Institute of Crystallography of the RAS,
Leninskij pr. 59, 119333 Moscow, Russia. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Abstract Langmuir-Blodgett photonic hetero-structures were studied using experimental methods and computer modeling. Photonic properties were created by alternating deposition of multimolecular layers of PVDF/TRFe copolymer and azo-dye compound onto a glass substrate. According to computer modeling the photonic zone in a spectral range of 700-800 nm has been observed. The created photonic structures are characterized by unique functional properties of both copolymer and azo-dye multilayers. Individually these layers show ferroelectricity (PVDF/TRFe layers) and an effect of photo-induced optical anisotropy (the layers of azo-dye compound). The latter properties open new possibilities in controlling the photonic properties by external electric fields and polarized light radiation.