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Light-responsive self-assembly of a cationic azobenzene surfactant at high concentration

DOI: 10.1039/D0SM01512A DOI Help

Authors: Camille Blayo (Trinity College Dublin) , Elaine A. Kelly (University of Cambridge) , Judith E. Houston (European Spallation Source (ESS)) , Nikul Khunti (Diamond Light Source) , Nathan P. Cowieson (Diamond Light Source) , Rachel C. Evans (University of Cambridge)
Co-authored by industrial partner: No

Type: Journal Paper
Journal: Soft Matter , VOL 56

State: Published (Approved)
Published: October 2020
Diamond Proposal Number(s): 13867

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Abstract: The formation of high-concentration mesophases by a cationic azobenzene photosurfactant is described for the first time. Using a combination of polarised optical microscopy and small-angle X-ray scattering, optically anisotropic, self-assembled structures with long-range order are reported. The mesophases are disrupted or lost upon UV irradiation.

Subject Areas: Chemistry

Instruments: B21-High Throughput SAXS

Added On: 05/10/2020 15:57


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Chemistry Organic Chemistry

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Scattering Small Angle X-ray Scattering (SAXS)