Homeotropic alignment change for discotics in plastic columnar mesophase by infrared irradiation

Hirosato Monobe, Hironobu Hori, Manabu Heya, Kunio Awazu, Yo Shimizu

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Abstract

Infrared-induced alignment change of liquid crystal domains was investigated for plastic columnar mesophase of a liquid crystalline triphenylene derivative. A homeotropic alignment change of domains was observed when a circularly polarized infrared light with the same wavelength was irradiated. The results strongly imply that the infrared irradiation is a possible technique for device fabrication by use of plastic columnar mesophase as a liquid crystalline semiconductor.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)259-262
Number of pages4
JournalThin Solid Films
Volume499
Issue number1-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 21 2006
EventProceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Nano-Molecular Electronics (ICNME 2004) -
Duration: Dec 15 2004Dec 17 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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