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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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Submitted
01 Oct 2012
Accepted
27 Nov 2012
First published
11 Dec 2012

Chem. Commun., 2013,49, 4256-4258
Article type
Communication

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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