High ON/OFF ratio photoswitchable viscoelasticity in an azo-based dimer with twist-bend nematic phase

Satoshi Aya, Antal Jákli, Corrie T. Imrie, Ágnes Buka, Fumito Araoka

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Abstract

In this paper, we present a new photoswitchable viscoelastic material with liquid crystalline natures, which exhibits two types of nematic liquid crystalline phases and a crystal phase beneath the isotropic liquid. We present its light-triggered phase behaviors and photo-switchability of the viscoelastic properties.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLiquid Crystals XXII
EditorsIan Choon Khoo
PublisherSPIE
Number of pages8
Volume10735
ISBN (Electronic)9781510620414
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 24 Sep 2018
EventLiquid Crystals XXII 2018 - San Diego, United States
Duration: 19 Aug 201820 Aug 2018

Conference

ConferenceLiquid Crystals XXII 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego
Period19/08/1820/08/18

Keywords

  • Azobenzene
  • Liquid Crystals
  • Nematic Liquid Crystals
  • Photoisomerization
  • Photoresponsive Materials
  • Twist-Bend Nematic Phase

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