Light-induced dilation in nanosheets of charge-transfer complexes.

We report the observation of a sizable photostrictive effect of 5.7% with fast, submillisecond response times, arising from a light-induced lattice dilation of a molecular nanosheet, composed of the molecular charge-transfer compound dibenzotetrathiafulvalene (DBTTF) and C60 An interfacial self-assembly approach is introduced for the thickness-controlled… CONTINUE READING