Photochemistry in an Azo-Containing Banana-Shaped Liquid Crystal
By triangular wave method, the polarization currents of an azo-containing banana-shaped antiferroelectric liquid crystal were investigated as a function of the time of 365-nm ultraviolet irradiation. Under the 365-nm irradiation, the polarization currents were observed to evolve with the time of ultraviolet irradiation until they diminished. The roles of photoisomerization, photolysis and thermolysis were discussed for the azo-containing banana-shaped liquid crystal.
Yuan Ming Huang
B. G. Zhai et al., "Photochemistry in an Azo-Containing Banana-Shaped Liquid Crystal", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 428-429, pp. 202-205, 2010