Light Controlled Birefringence of Liquid Crystalline Polymer Bearing an Azo Chromophore

Suk Hoon Kang, Dong Hoon Choi, Asit Baran Samui

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Mesogenic and azo monomer were synthesized and copolymerized to get liquid crystalline copolymer such as polymethacrylale (CP I). Another copolymer (CP II) was prepared with methylmethacrylate using the same azo monomer used above. Trans-cis isomerization of two copolymers was observed under UV-irradiation. The stability of photoinduced birefringence in CP I was found better than that of CP II.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)61-64
Number of pages4
JournalMolecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals Science and Technology Section A: Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes



  • Liquid crystalline copolymer
  • Photoinduced birefringence
  • Photoisomerization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics

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