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Holographic memory devices based on a single-component phototropic liquid crystal

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Abstract

Phototropic liquid crystals (PtLCs), in which phase transitions can be controlled by light, are a new class of liquid crystal materials possessing a number of potential applications, especially in photonic devices. However, so far most PtLC materials, and thereby their applications, have been realized by doping a classical liquid crystal with a photochromic dye. In the present paper, a novel PtLC material comprising only a single component is reported, as well as its possible application in photonic devices, such as permanent and dynamic optical memory devices. These results open a new approach to PtLC materials comprising a single component and point out new possibilities in the construction of devices using LCs fully controlled by light.

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The article was received on 28 Nov 2013, accepted on 18 Dec 2013 and first published on 20 Dec 2013


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C3TC32361G
J. Mater. Chem. C, 2014,2, 1409-1412

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    Holographic memory devices based on a single-component phototropic liquid crystal

    A. Sobolewska, S. Bartkiewicz, J. Mysliwiec and K. D. Singer, J. Mater. Chem. C, 2014, 2, 1409
    DOI: 10.1039/C3TC32361G

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