Highly elastic liquid crystals with a sub-nanonewton bending elastic constant mediated by the resident molecular assemblies

Satoshi Aya, Haruki Obara, Damian Pociecha, Fumito Araoka, Kunihiko Okano, Ken Ishikawa, Ewa Gorecka, Takashi Yamashita, Hideo Takezoe

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Abstract

A surprisingly high bending elastic constant (K33) is obtained in a newly synthesized compound shown here. Mixtures containing a few percent of this compound confirm the influence of the unusual K33 values, and show an improved electro-optic response. The origin of the huge K33 is discussed based on the formation of a smectic cluster structure formed in the nematic phase.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1918-1922
Number of pages5
JournalAdvanced Materials
Volume26
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Mar 26

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Keywords

  • cybotactic clusters
  • elastic constant
  • electro-optic response
  • liquid crystals
  • X-ray diffraction

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  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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Highly elastic liquid crystals with a sub-nanonewton bending elastic constant mediated by the resident molecular assemblies. / Aya, Satoshi; Obara, Haruki; Pociecha, Damian; Araoka, Fumito; Okano, Kunihiko; Ishikawa, Ken; Gorecka, Ewa; Yamashita, Takashi; Takezoe, Hideo.

In: Advanced Materials, Vol. 26, No. 12, 26.03.2014, p. 1918-1922.

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Aya, S, Obara, H, Pociecha, D, Araoka, F, Okano, K, Ishikawa, K, Gorecka, E, Yamashita, T & Takezoe, H 2014, 'Highly elastic liquid crystals with a sub-nanonewton bending elastic constant mediated by the resident molecular assemblies', Advanced Materials, vol. 26, no. 12, pp. 1918-1922. https://doi.org/10.1002/adma.201304171
Aya, Satoshi ; Obara, Haruki ; Pociecha, Damian ; Araoka, Fumito ; Okano, Kunihiko ; Ishikawa, Ken ; Gorecka, Ewa ; Yamashita, Takashi ; Takezoe, Hideo. / Highly elastic liquid crystals with a sub-nanonewton bending elastic constant mediated by the resident molecular assemblies. In: Advanced Materials. 2014 ; Vol. 26, No. 12. pp. 1918-1922.
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