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Issue 39, 2013
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Time-programmed helix inversion in phototunable liquid crystals

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Abstract

Doping cholesteric liquid crystals with photo-responsive molecules enables controlling the colour and polarisation of the light they reflect. However, accelerating the rate of relaxation of these photo-controllable liquid crystals remains challenging. Here we show that the relaxation rate of the cholesteric helix is fully determined by helix inversion of the molecular dopants.

Graphical abstract: Time-programmed helix inversion in phototunable liquid crystals

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The article was received on 01 Oct 2012, accepted on 27 Nov 2012 and first published on 11 Dec 2012


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C2CC37161H
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2013,49, 4256-4258
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    Time-programmed helix inversion in phototunable liquid crystals

    S. J. Aßhoff, S. Iamsaard, A. Bosco, J. J. L. M. Cornelissen, B. L. Feringa and N. Katsonis, Chem. Commun., 2013, 49, 4256
    DOI: 10.1039/C2CC37161H

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