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Designing chromonic mesogens for the fabrication of anisotropic optical materials
Author(s): Suk-Wah Tam-Chang; Liming Huang; Aryal Gyan; Wonewoo Seo; Delfin Mahinay; Isaac K. Iverson
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Paper Abstract

Perylene monoimides and diimides have applications as luminescent materials and in organic photovoltaic devices as chromophores and conducting materials. Materials in which these compounds are oriented in a preferred direction will possess useful anisotropic properties that are not attainable from materials in which the compounds are randomly oriented. Anisotropic materials of these compounds can be prepared by taking advantage of the unique properties of chromonic liquid crystals. In this paper we describe the principles for designing perylene monoimides and diimides with desired optical properties and chromonic liquid-crystalline properties. In addition, we demonstrate the fabrication of anisotropic optical materials via organization of these compounds into a lyotropic chromonic liquidcrystalline phase.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 January 2008
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 6911, Emerging Liquid Crystal Technologies III, 691107 (29 January 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.761012
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Suk-Wah Tam-Chang, Univ. of Nevada, Reno (United States)
Liming Huang, Univ. of Nevada, Reno (United States)
Aryal Gyan, Univ. of Nevada, Reno (United States)
Wonewoo Seo, Univ. of Nevada, Reno (United States)
Delfin Mahinay, Univ. of Nevada, Reno (United States)
Isaac K. Iverson, Univ. of Nevada, Reno (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6911:
Emerging Liquid Crystal Technologies III
Liang-Chy Chien, Editor(s)

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