A Smart Bent-Core Liquid Crystal to Write Chinese Characters

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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 et al., "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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