Dependence of the fluorescence of a composite photochromic molecule on structure and viscosity Academic Article uri icon


  • The spectroscopic properties, transient spectra and kinetics of a composite molecule are described. This molecule consists of a photochromic moiety chemically bonded to a strongly fluorescing dye. Experimental data presented here show that this composite molecule performs as an erasable, re-writable molecular optical storage medium with non-destructive read-out. The dependence of the fluorescence efficiency on the structure of the photochromic group and viscosity is discussed. © The Royal Society of Chemistry 2005.

author list (cited authors)

  • Dvornikov, A., Liang, Y., & Rentzepis, P.

citation count

  • 18

publication date

  • January 2005