Micro-sized domains with the uniformity of molecular alignment of a columnar liquid crystal with polymerizable groups were formed by polarized infrared laser to excite the aromatic C-C stretching mode of vibration. The following in-situ photopolymerization gave a polymer film in which such newly formed domains of mesophase are maintained. The domain structures were not be broken in a wider range of temperature, indicating the combination of polarized infrared irradiation and UV-photopolymerization could provide functional polymer devices performing electronic as well as optical functions in usage of highly ordered mesophase materials.
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 2005|
|Event||IDW/AD'05 - 12th International Display Workshops in Conjunction with Asia Display 2005 - Takamatsu, Japan|
Duration: Dec 6 2005 → Dec 9 2005
|Other||IDW/AD'05 - 12th International Display Workshops in Conjunction with Asia Display 2005|
|Period||12/6/05 → 12/9/05|
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