Dancing with Light: Advances in Photofunctional Liquid-Crystalline Materials.pdf
Introduction of LCs Structures and Properties (Chemistry and Physics) LC Alignment Light and LC Displays Photomodulation of LCs (Effect of light on LCs) LMW LC Actuators Photoresponsive LC Polymers Photomobile of LC Elastomer (LCE) Photoactive LC Block Copolymer (LCBC) Supramolecular LCP systems
Recent progress in this field indicates that integrating photochromic molecules into LC materials enables one to photo-manipulate unique features such as photoinduced phase transition, photocontrolled alignment and phototriggered molecular cooperative motion, leading to their novel applications beyond displays. This book introduces readers to this field, from the primary- to the advanced level in photoresponsive LC materials. The subject is introduced step-by-step, including the basic knowledge of LCs, photoresponsive properties of LCs, and their detailed performances in the form of low-molecular-weight compound, polymer, cross-linked elastomer, and block copolymer.