Study of photoisomerization of azo dyes in liquid crystals

D. Statman, I. Jánossy

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The photoisomerization of azo dyes in liquid crystalline hosts was studied. It was shown that the parameters governing the isomerization process could be found from the polarized pump-probe transmission measurements. It was found that the dye order parameter for the trans isomer was relatively high and was strongly related to the liquid-crystalline order. The cis isomer showed a much lower dye order parameter and was not strongly dependent on the liquid-crystalline phase.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3222-3232
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Feb 15 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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