Three-dimensional photocontrol of liquid crystal alignment by azobenzene-containing self-assembled monolayers

Seiichi Furumi, Haruhisa Akiyama, Masaru Nakagawa, Shin'ya Morino, Kunihiro Ichimura

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Abstract

A simple procedure was developed to fabricate monolayers of low-molecular azobenzene derivative on an amorphous polymer film for the photocontrol of liquid crystal alignment. Three-dimensional photoalignment control of LCs was realizable by slantwise irradiation with non-polarized UV light. The photoalignment of LCs was described by using 4AzA-pAA films with different surface densities of 4AzA.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)318-319
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Chemical Society, Polymer Preprints, Division of Polymer Chemistry
Volume39
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1998 Aug 1
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1997 Boston Meeting - Boston, MA, USA
Duration: 1998 Aug 231998 Aug 27

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Polymers and Plastics

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