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Superior alignment of multi-chromophoric perylenebisimides in nematic liquid crystals and their application in switchable optical waveguides

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Abstract

Linking monomeric perylenebisimide units to form dimers and trimers dramatically increased alignment in a nematic liquid crystalline host. Connecting units via flexible cross-linkers destroyed alignment: a rigid linker is necessary. Applying the fluorescent trimer dye in a switchable window greatly improved the contrast ratio between the ‘on’ and ‘off’ states of this energy generating device.

Graphical abstract: Superior alignment of multi-chromophoric perylenebisimides in nematic liquid crystals and their application in switchable optical waveguides

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The article was received on 21 Sep 2012, accepted on 23 Oct 2012 and first published on 23 Oct 2012


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C2TA00400C
Citation: J. Mater. Chem. A, 2013,1, 229-232
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    Superior alignment of multi-chromophoric perylenebisimides in nematic liquid crystals and their application in switchable optical waveguides

    A. M. Kendhale, A. P. H. J. Schenning and M. G. Debije, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2013, 1, 229
    DOI: 10.1039/C2TA00400C

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