Advanced Functional Materials
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Editor-in-Chief: Joern Ritterbusch, Deputy Editors: Mary De Vita, Yan Li, Hakim Meskine
Online ISSN: 1616-3028
Associated Title(s): Advanced Electronic Materials, Advanced Energy Materials, Advanced Engineering Materials, Advanced Healthcare Materials, Advanced Materials, Advanced Materials Interfaces, Advanced Materials Technologies, Advanced Optical Materials, Advanced Science, Particle & Particle Systems Characterization, Small
Liquid-Crystal Polymers: Liquid-Crystalline Polymer with a Block Mesogenic Side Group: Photoinduced Manipulation of Nanophase-Separated Structures (Adv. Funct. Mater. 23/2009)
The inside cover image represents a novel azobenzene liquid-crystalline (LC) polymer with a block mesogenic side group, which exhibits a lamellar structure after annealing in an LC phase. Whereas irradiation with linearly polarized light aligns the lamellae parallel to the polarization, irradiation with unpolarized light erases the surface morphology accompanied by photochemical phase transition, as reported by K. Okano et al. on page 3804.