6. Light-Driven Chiral Molecular Switches or Motors in Liquid Crystal Media

  1. Quan Li
  1. Yan Wang and
  2. Quan Li

Published Online: 7 MAY 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118259993.ch6

Liquid Crystals Beyond Displays: Chemistry, Physics, and Applications

Liquid Crystals Beyond Displays: Chemistry, Physics, and Applications

How to Cite

Wang, Y. and Li, Q. (2012) Light-Driven Chiral Molecular Switches or Motors in Liquid Crystal Media, in Liquid Crystals Beyond Displays: Chemistry, Physics, and Applications (ed Q. Li), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118259993.ch6

Editor Information

  1. Liquid Crystal Institute, Kent State University, Kent, OH, USA

Author Information

  1. Liquid Crystal Institute, Kent State University, Kent, OH, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 7 MAY 2012
  2. Published Print: 11 MAY 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781118078617

Online ISBN: 9781118259993

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Keywords:

  • light-driven chiral molecular switches, photoresponsive cholesteric LC;
  • chiral nematic high cost and alternatives;
  • switchable chiral switches, shaping change under external stimuli;
  • HTP, of trans-chiral azobenzene, and helical photochemical control;
  • chiral overcrowded alkenes and inversion, and chiral isomerization switching

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Photoresponsive Cholesteric Liquid Crystals

  • Light-Driven Molecular Switches or Motors as Dopants

  • Conclusion

  • Acknowledgments

  • References