Self-organized ion-conductive liquid crystals: Lithium salt complexes of mesogenic dimer molecules exhibiting smectic a phases

Toshihiro Ohtake, Kiyoshi Kanie, Masahiro Yoshizawa, Tomohiro Mukai, Kaori Ito-Akita, Hiroyuki Ohno, Takashi Kato

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Abstract

Liquid-crystalline dimeric molecules consisting of rigid mesogenic cores and flexible oxyethylene spacers have been prepared. The ethoxy carbonyl and alkoxy groups are attached to the ends of the mesogenic cores. These molecules have been complexed with lithium triflate, resulting in thermal stabilization of the mesophases. Ionic conductivities along the direction perpendicular to the molecular director of the smectic A phases have been measured for these complexes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)589-596
Number of pages8
JournalMolecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals Science and Technology Section A: Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals
Volume364
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Ionic Conductivity
  • Liquid Crystal
  • Lithium Ion
  • Poly(ethylene oxide)
  • Self-Organization
  • Smectic A

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics

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