Publication Title

Journal of Materials Chemistry

Publication Date

5-7-2004

Document Type

Article

DOI

10.1039/b314482h

Keywords

Shaped Liquid Crystals, Molecules, Phases

Disciplines

Physics

Abstract

The first examples of electrically switchable and photo-responsive mesophases in a novel class of bent-core azo compounds, consisting of only five aromatic rings and no imino functionality (-CH=N-), are reported. The rnesophases have been identified as B-1, B-2 and a new mesophase, B-x on the basis of the results of polarizing optical microscopy, differential scanning calorimetry, X-ray diffraction, and electro-optical response. Preliminary but profound photo-induced effects on the transition temperature from isotropic to the B, mesophase of one of the azo compounds are also presented.

Comments

Available on publisher's site at http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/b314482h.


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