Photocontrolled orientation of discotic liquid crystals

Kunihiro Ichimura, Seiichi Furumi, Shin'ya Morino, Masatoshi Kidowaki, Masaru Nakagawa, Masataka Ogawa, Yosuke Nishiura

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A novel procedure to control the alignment of discotic liquid crystals (DLCs) based on the surface-assisted photoalignment technique is introduced. This procedure opens up ways to understand the detailed physical properties of DLC molecules, as well as to design novel optical and electrical devices.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)950-952
Number of pages3
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Jul 5
Externally publishedYes


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  • Materials Science(all)

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Ichimura, K., Furumi, S., Morino, S., Kidowaki, M., Nakagawa, M., Ogawa, M., & Nishiura, Y. (2000). Photocontrolled orientation of discotic liquid crystals. Advanced Materials, 12(13), 950-952.