Photoswitching of the dielectric property of salicylideneaniline

  • Kodai Shimayama
  • Mohammad Razaul Karim
  • Saliu Alao Amolegbe
  • Manabu Nakaya
  • Masaaki Nakamura
  • Ryo Ohtani
  • Leonard F. Lndoy
  • Shinya HayamiEmail author
Original Article


Temperature dependent dielectric constant changes for salicylideneaniline (SA) were observed before and after light irradiation. The dielectric constant for a non-illuminated sample is higher than that for an illuminated one. It was considered that this fascinating observation might reflect dynamic chromophoric structural changes within the tautomers of SA.


Salicylideneaniline Dielectric property Photo-switching 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kodai Shimayama
    • 1
  • Mohammad Razaul Karim
    • 2
  • Saliu Alao Amolegbe
    • 1
    • 3
  • Manabu Nakaya
    • 1
  • Masaaki Nakamura
    • 1
  • Ryo Ohtani
    • 1
  • Leonard F. Lndoy
    • 4
  • Shinya Hayami
    • 1
    • 5
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science and TechnologyKumamoto UniversityKumamotoJapan
  2. 2.Department of Chemistry, School of Physical SciencesShahjalal University of Science & TechnologySylhetIndia
  3. 3.Department of Chemistry, College of Natural SciencesFederal University of AgricultureAbeokutaNigeria
  4. 4.School of ChemistryThe University of SydneySydneyAustralia
  5. 5.Institute of Pulsed Power Science (IPPS)Kumamoto UniversityKumamotoJapan

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