Paper Title:
A Smart Bent-Core Liquid Crystal to Write Chinese Characters
  Abstract

We demonstrate that a bent-core liquid crystal 1,3-phenylene-bis(4-butoxybenzylidene amine) can write the Chinese character 人, which means a person in English, when the bent-core compound gets cooled from its isotropic phase. The polarized optical microscopic graphs illustrate that the bent-core molecules are able to self-assemble themselves into the Chinese character either in a sequential order or in a reverse order. Our results reveal that bent-core molecules have the capability of being smart materials.

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Periodical
Key Engineering Materials (Volumes 428-429)
Edited by
Yuan Ming Huang
Pages
280-283
DOI
10.4028/www.scientific.net/KEM.428-429.280
Citation
Y. M. Huang, B. G. Zhai, Q. L. Ma, "A Smart Bent-Core Liquid Crystal to Write Chinese Characters", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 428-429, pp. 280-283, 2010
Online since
January 2010
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