No/VOL: 09/2022 Page no. 202
Authors: Ewa Schab-Balcerzak , Jolanta Konieczkowska , Karolina Bujak :
Title: Controlling the photoinduced properties of azopolymers
Abstract: The paper presents possibilities to influence selected photoinduced properties of photochromic polymers. Our research was aimed to determine the effect of the chemical structure of azopolymers on the possibility of using photon energy to deform the material surface and to deform the polymer foil. The development of such dependencies makes it possible to design materials to produce photonic structures and to exhibit photomechanical effects.
Key words: photochromic polymers, azopolymers, surface relief gratings, photomechanical effect.