Discotic Liquid Crystals: From Tailor-Made Synthesis to Plastic Electronics (pages 4832–4887)
Sabine Laschat, Angelika Baro, Nelli Steinke, Frank Giesselmann, Constanze Hägele, Giusy Scalia, Roxana Judele, Elisabeth Kapatsina, Sven Sauer, Alina Schreivogel and Martin Tosoni
Article first published online: 14 JUN 2007 | DOI: 10.1002/anie.200604203
Well stacked? The broad structural diversity and columnar orientation in the liquid-crystalline phase provides access to a variety of potential applications of columnar liquid crystals, such as organic light-emitting diodes (see picture), photovoltaic cells, field-effect transistors, or photoconducting materials in laser printers.