Polarized photoluminescence from photopatterned discotic liquid crystal films

S. Furumi, D. Janietz, Masatoshi Kidowaki, M. Nakagawa, S. Morino, J. Stumpe, K. Ichimura

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Abstract

We have presented polarized photoluminescence (PL) from photopatterned discotic liquid crystal (DLC) film. Photopatterned DLC film was accomplished by the photoalignment technique consisting of oblique photoirradiation with non-polarized light and the subsequent annealing of an azobenzene-containing polymer thin film. The DLC molecules were aligned in a tilted hybrid manner as a result of the inclined orientation of the azobenzene moieties. Micro-patterned PL was observable by imagewise nonpolarized excitation of the photoaligned DLC film.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1434-1437
Number of pages4
JournalChemistry of Materials
Volume13
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes

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  • Materials Chemistry
  • Materials Science(all)

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Furumi, S., Janietz, D., Kidowaki, M., Nakagawa, M., Morino, S., Stumpe, J., & Ichimura, K. (2001). Polarized photoluminescence from photopatterned discotic liquid crystal films. Chemistry of Materials, 13(5), 1434-1437. https://doi.org/10.1021/cm000919h