Advanced Materials

Cover image for Vol. 26 Issue 36

Editor-in-Chief: Peter Gregory, Deputy Editors: Martin Ottmar, Carolina Novo da Silva, Lorna Stimson

Online ISSN: 1521-4095

Associated Title(s): Advanced Energy Materials, Advanced Engineering Materials, Advanced Functional Materials, Advanced Healthcare Materials, Advanced Materials Interfaces, Advanced Optical Materials, Particle & Particle Systems Characterization, Small

April 21, 2002

The alignment of liquid crystals on monolayers...

The alignment of liquid crystals on monolayers assembled on ultra-thin gold substrates is demonstrated. Gold substrates with a high transparency can be produced and the liquid crystal alignment can be tuned by the appropriate selection of the thiols and gold deposition conditions. Twisted nematic electro-optical cells equipped with these alignment layers exhibit excellent switching voltages and switching kinetics (H.T.A. Wilderbeek et al., May 5; Adv. Mater. 2002, 14, 655-658).

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