Photo-alignment of low-molecular mass nematic liquid crystals on photoreactive polyimide and polymethacrylate film by irradiation of a linearly polarized UV light

Dong Hoon Choi, Young Kwan Cha

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Photocrosslinkable polyimide and polymethacrylate comprising chalcone moieties in the side chain were synthesized for fabricating the alignment layer of liquid crystals. Chalcone group was introduced into the side chain unit of the polymer backbone. We observed a photodimerization behavior either in solution or in film by irradiation of a UV light. Linearly polarized UV irradiation on the chalconepolymer films induced optical anisotropy of the polymer film and the resultant film can be used for alignment layers for low molecular weight nematic liquid crystals.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)373-380
Number of pages8
JournalPolymer Bulletin
Issue number4-5
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics

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