Time-programmed helix inversion in phototunable liquid crystals

Sarah Asshoff, S. Iamsaard, A. Bosco, Jeroen Johannes Lambertus Maria Cornelissen, B.L. Feringa, Nathalie Hélène Katsonis

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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
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4256-4258
Number of pages2
JournalChemical communications
Issue number39
Publication statusPublished - 2013


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