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Online ISSN: 1521-4095
Associated Title(s): Advanced Electronic Materials, Advanced Energy Materials, Advanced Engineering Materials, Advanced Functional Materials, Advanced Healthcare Materials, Advanced Materials Interfaces, Advanced Materials Technologies, Advanced Optical Materials, Advanced Science, Laser & Photonics Reviews, Particle & Particle Systems Characterization, Small
Cover Picture: Bistable Nematic Liquid Crystals with Self-Assembled Fibers (Adv. Mater. 6/2005)
The cover shows a recording process using nematic liquid crystal alignment. On p. 692, Kato and co-workers report that reversibly bistable states have been achieved for nematic liquid crystals incorporating a small amount of self-assembled fibers. Homeotropic monodomains and non-aligned multidomains can be fixed and switched by thermal treatment in electric fields. The technique is applied to the formation of rewritable light scattering patterns, as shown on the cover.