Photon-Working Switches

  • Yasushi Yokoyama
  • Keitaro Nakatani

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Reviews for Photon-working Switch Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. C. Coudret, A. V. Chernyshev, A. V. Metelitsa, J. C. Micheau
      Pages 3-35
    3. David Bléger, Stefan Hecht
      Pages 93-114
  3. Development of Novel Photoswitches

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-115
    2. Masakazu Morimoto, Masahiro Irie
      Pages 117-131
    3. Tuyoshi Fukaminato, Masahiro Irie
      Pages 169-180
    4. Valery Barachevsky, Mikhail Krayushkin, Vadim Kiyko
      Pages 181-207
  4. Photophysics of Photoswitches

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 223-223
    2. Hiroshi Miyasaka, Syoji Ito, Yukihide Ishibashi
      Pages 225-235
    3. Falk Renth, Julia Bahrenburg, Friedrich Temps
      Pages 237-259
    4. Sergey M. Aldoshin, Nataliya A. Sanina
      Pages 261-284
    5. Takashi Yamamoto, Keisuke Natsui, Yasuaki Einaga
      Pages 285-299
    6. Stéphanie Delbaere
      Pages 301-319
    7. Martial Boggio-Pasqua, Aurélie Perrier, Arnaud Fihey, Denis Jacquemin
      Pages 321-341

About this book


This book focuses on photoswitches. The objective of the book is to introduce researchers and graduate course students who are interested in "photon-working switches" not only to the fundamentals but also to the latest research being carried out in this field. Light can reach a target substrate without any physical contact to deliver energy. The energy can induce changes in the structure of the molecules included in the substrate so that its properties and functions are made switchable by light irradiation. When a substrate is able to revert to its original state, this system can be regarded as a "photon-working switch". The terms "photon-working switches" or "photoswitches" are almost equivalent in meaning to "photochromism"; however, they focus on the "switching of functions" of chemical species rather than their "reversible transformation". Most of the authors of this volume are members of PHENICS, an international research group on organic molecular photoswitches composed of research institutions from France, Japan, Russia, China and Germany.  Since its inception in 2008, PHENICS has promoted active research to develop the field. This book commemorates the group's eighth year of collaborative research.


Excited state Photochemistry Photochromism Photoresponsive materials Photoswitch

Editors and affiliations

  • Yasushi Yokoyama
    • 1
  • Keitaro Nakatani
    • 2
  1. 1.Yokohama National UniversityYokohamaJapan
  2. 2.École normale supérieure de CachanUniversité Paris-SaclayCachanFrance

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Japan KK 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Tokyo
  • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Print ISBN 978-4-431-56542-0
  • Online ISBN 978-4-431-56544-4
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