Photoswitch, or photo-electric switch, is a sensor that detects the presence of light or a change in its intensity. Photoswitches are one type of molecular machines, a class of molecules that can be switched between at least two distinct thermodynamically stable forms by the application of an external stimulus. The development of such devices is crucial in the framework of nanotechnology; nowadays, photoswitches are applied in a variety of places from scientific applications to residential light timers. Organic compounds have been deployed as photoswitches and a popular example of it is azobenzene.

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  • Photoswitch, or photo-electric switch, is a sensor that detects the presence of light or a change in its intensity. Photoswitches are one type of molecular machines, a class of molecules that can be switched between at least two distinct thermodynamically stable forms by the application of an external stimulus. The development of such devices is crucial in the framework of nanotechnology; nowadays, photoswitches are applied in a variety of places from scientific applications to residential light timers. Organic compounds have been deployed as photoswitches and a popular example of it is azobenzene. (en)
  • Молекулярные фотопереключатели — это сенсоры, которые определяют наличие или изменение света. Наиболее популярный пример — азобензол. Фотопереключатели — это тип молекулярных машин, класс молекул которые могут переключаться между по крайней мере двумя термодинамически стабильными формами при приложении внешнего воздействия. (ru)
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  • Photoswitch, or photo-electric switch, is a sensor that detects the presence of light or a change in its intensity. Photoswitches are one type of molecular machines, a class of molecules that can be switched between at least two distinct thermodynamically stable forms by the application of an external stimulus. The development of such devices is crucial in the framework of nanotechnology; nowadays, photoswitches are applied in a variety of places from scientific applications to residential light timers. Organic compounds have been deployed as photoswitches and a popular example of it is azobenzene. (en)
  • Молекулярные фотопереключатели — это сенсоры, которые определяют наличие или изменение света. Наиболее популярный пример — азобензол. Фотопереключатели — это тип молекулярных машин, класс молекул которые могут переключаться между по крайней мере двумя термодинамически стабильными формами при приложении внешнего воздействия. (ru)
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  • Photoswitch (en)
  • Молекулярные фотопереключатели (ru)
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