Hybrid photorefractive material composed of layered conjugated polymer and dye-doped liquid crystal films

Michael J. Fuller, Christopher J. Walsh, Yongyu Zhao, Michael R. Wasielewski

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Photorefractivity is observed in a multifunctional layered material consisting of a nematic 5CB/80CB liquid crystal thin film doped with the chromophoric electron acceptor 1,7-bis(N-piperidinyl)-3,4;9,10-perylenebis(dicarboximide), which strongly absorbs red light, and a rubbed film of the conjugated polymer BEH-PPV, which aligns the doped liquid crystal as well as functions as an electron donor and charge transport agent.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)952-953
Number of pages2
JournalChemistry of Materials
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Apr 9 2002


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Materials Chemistry

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