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Title: Organic solid state switches incorporating porphyrin compounds and method for producing organic solid state optical switches

A light-intensity dependent molecular switch comprised of a compound which shuttles an electron or a plurality of electrons from a plurality of electron donors to an electron acceptor upon being stimulated with light of predetermined wavelengths, said donors selected from porphyrins and other compounds, and a method for making said compound.
Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [4];  [5];  [6]
  1. (Naperville, IL)
  2. (River Forest, IL)
  3. (Wheaton, IL)
  4. (Grayslake, IL)
  5. (Bolingbrook, IL)
  6. (San Leandro, CA)
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
870528
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) ANL
Patent Number(s):
US 5539100
Contract Number:
W-31109-ENG-38
Research Org:
Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), Argonne, IL
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
organic; solid; switches; incorporating; porphyrin; compounds; method; producing; optical; light-intensity; dependent; molecular; switch; comprised; compound; shuttles; electron; plurality; electrons; donors; acceptor; stimulated; light; predetermined; wavelengths; selected; porphyrins; predetermined wavelength; electron donor; organic solid; electron acceptor; optical switch; optical switches; porphyrin compounds; producing organic; /999/524/

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