Light-driven Nanoscale Chiral Molecular Switch: Reversible Dynamic Full Range Color Phototuning
cholesteric liquid-crystals, motor, amplification
A light-driven nanoscale chiral molecular switch was found to impart its chirality to an achiral liquid crystal host to form a self-organized, optically tunable helical superstructure capable of fast and reversible phototuning of the structural reflection across the entire visible region.
Wang, Yan and Li, Quan (2010). Light-driven Nanoscale Chiral Molecular Switch: Reversible Dynamic Full Range Color Phototuning. Chemical Communications 46(20), 3463-3465. doi: 10.1039/c002436h Retrieved from http://digitalcommons.kent.edu/cpippubs/352