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Keywords:

  • Liquid crystals;
  • Lithography;
  • Mesogens;
  • Microstructures;
  • Polymers
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Printing of well defined micro-structures using a soft lithographic technique based on liquid crystalline inks is presented. Monolithic structures with tunable macromolecular organization can be locally printed with a variety of optical functionalities. Applications in the fields of displays and security- features are shown.