Electric-field-responsive handle for large-area orientation of discotic liquid-crystalline molecules in millimeter-thick films

Daigo Miyajima, Fumito Araoka, Hideo Takezoe, Jungeun Kim, Kenichi Kato, Masaki Takata, Takuzo Aida

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Abstract

Current events: An electric-field-responsive handle (see picture) was developed that enables large-area and millimeter-thick unidirectional orientation of columnarly assembled π-conjugated liquid-crystalline molecules. The handles in the columns are hydrogen-bonded and align along the direction of an applied electric field.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7865-7869
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Volume50
Issue number34
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Aug 16
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • hydrogen bonds
  • liquid crystals
  • self-assembly
  • semiconductors
  • supramolecular chemistry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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