The development and investigation of (supra)molecular-based architectures characterized by light-activated functionalities is a highly relevant topic of chemical research. The interest on photo-controlled systems arises not only from their potential applications in different fields of technology but also from their scientific significance related to the understanding of light–matter interactions at the nanoscale. Indeed, light is a peculiar and unique tool as it can be conveniently applied to supply the energy required to affect and operate a system and, at the same time, to probe its state and investigate its transformations. Some basic aspects of light-induced processes in (supra) molecular architectures are discussed here in the frame of their use to implement novel functionalities in nanostructured systems and materials. In this perspective, a few recent examples from our own work will be illustrated which are meant to provide an overview of the current directions in this highly cross-disciplinary field of research.

Light‐Responsive (Supra)Molecular Architectures: Recent Advances

Baroncini, Massimo
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Groppi, Jessica;Corra, Stefano;Silvi, Serena;Credi, Alberto
2019

Abstract

The development and investigation of (supra)molecular-based architectures characterized by light-activated functionalities is a highly relevant topic of chemical research. The interest on photo-controlled systems arises not only from their potential applications in different fields of technology but also from their scientific significance related to the understanding of light–matter interactions at the nanoscale. Indeed, light is a peculiar and unique tool as it can be conveniently applied to supply the energy required to affect and operate a system and, at the same time, to probe its state and investigate its transformations. Some basic aspects of light-induced processes in (supra) molecular architectures are discussed here in the frame of their use to implement novel functionalities in nanostructured systems and materials. In this perspective, a few recent examples from our own work will be illustrated which are meant to provide an overview of the current directions in this highly cross-disciplinary field of research.
2019
Baroncini, Massimo; Groppi, Jessica; Corra, Stefano; Silvi, Serena; Credi, Alberto
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