Photocontrollability of liquid crystal alignment by a self-assembled monolayer formed from azobenzene-containing tetracation through Coulombic interactions

M. Nakagawa, K. Ichimura

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)275-280
Number of pages6
JournalMolecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals Science and Technology Section A: Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals
Volume345
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes
Event3rd International Symposium on Organic Photochromism (ISOP99) - Fukuoka, Jpn
Duration: 1999 Nov 141999 Nov 18

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics

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