Command surfaces, 20: Fixation of surface-assisted homogeneous alignment of nematic liquid crystals by cationic photopolymerization

Kunihiro Ichimura, Masatoshi Kidowaki, Haruhisa Akiyama, Kazuaki Kudo, Veronika Strehmel, Bernd Strehmel

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The surface-assisted alignment of a nematic liquid crystal yields a persistent ordered structure upon cationic photopolymerization of liquid-crystalline epoxides. Linearly polarized light irradiation of a photocrosslinkable polymer containing azobenzene moieties played a crucial role in this procedure since the photoinduced alignment is not deteriorated by heating for polymerization.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)545-551
Number of pages7
JournalMacromolecular Rapid Communications
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1996 Aug


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry

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