Photo- and mechanochemistry

Exploring the interface of photo- and mechanochemistry

The observation and quantification of mechanical stress on the nanoscale is a major challenge to identify the molecular origin of polymeric materials’ macroscopic behavior under load. In this project, we investigate the action of mechanical stress on diarylethene-type photoswitches incorporated into polymeric architectures. This is bound to lead to improved understanding of the mechanochemical reaction pathway and promises access to superior optical force probes.

Independent Group Leader

Dr. Robert Göstl

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