This paper describes an environmentally benign process to fabricate a photoaligning monolayer for surface-assisted liquid crystal photoalignment by the surface adsorption of an azobenzene-containing tetracationic adsorbate from its dilute aqueous solution through electrostatic interactions. The resulting adsorbed monolayer on a silica plate irradiated with linearly polarized 436 nm light was applicable to azimuthal LC photoalignment.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals Science and Technology Section A: Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals|
|Publication status||Published - 2000 Jan 1|
|Event||3rd International Symposium on Organic Photochromism (ISOP99) - Fukuoka, Jpn|
Duration: 1999 Nov 14 → 1999 Nov 18
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Condensed Matter Physics