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Title: Laser Rewritable Dichroics through Reconfigurable Organic Charge-Transfer Liquid Crystals

Abstract

Charge-transfer materials based on the self-assembly of aromatic donor–acceptor complexes enable a modular organic-synthetic approach to develop and fine-tune electronic and optical properties, and thus these material systems stand to impact a wide range of technologies. Through laser-induction of temperature gradients, in this paper, user-defined patterning of strongly dichroic and piezoelectric organic thin films composed of donor–acceptor columnar liquid crystals is shown. Finally, fine, reversible control over isotropic versus anisotropic regions in thin films is demonstrated, enabling noncontact writing/rewriting of micropolarizers, bar codes, and charge-transfer based devices.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [2]; ORCiD logo [1]
  1. Denison Univ., Granville, OH (United States). Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry
  2. Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States). Advanced Materials Lab.
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States); Denison Univ., Granville, OH (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22); USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA); National Science Foundation (NSF); Denison Univ. Research Foundation (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
1473924
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1430588
Report Number(s):
SAND-2018-10060J
Journal ID: ISSN 0935-9648; 667847
Grant/Contract Number:  
NA0003525; CHE-1152965; DRM-1531482
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Advanced Materials
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 30; Journal Issue: 20; Journal ID: ISSN 0935-9648
Publisher:
Wiley
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; columnar liquid crystals; dichroics; donor–acceptor materials; piezoelectric materials; rewritable media

Citation Formats

Van Winkle, Madeline, Scrymgeour, David A., Kaehr, Bryan, and Reczek, Joseph J. Laser Rewritable Dichroics through Reconfigurable Organic Charge-Transfer Liquid Crystals. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1002/adma.201706787.
Van Winkle, Madeline, Scrymgeour, David A., Kaehr, Bryan, & Reczek, Joseph J. Laser Rewritable Dichroics through Reconfigurable Organic Charge-Transfer Liquid Crystals. United States. doi:10.1002/adma.201706787.
Van Winkle, Madeline, Scrymgeour, David A., Kaehr, Bryan, and Reczek, Joseph J. Fri . "Laser Rewritable Dichroics through Reconfigurable Organic Charge-Transfer Liquid Crystals". United States. doi:10.1002/adma.201706787.
@article{osti_1473924,
title = {Laser Rewritable Dichroics through Reconfigurable Organic Charge-Transfer Liquid Crystals},
author = {Van Winkle, Madeline and Scrymgeour, David A. and Kaehr, Bryan and Reczek, Joseph J.},
abstractNote = {Charge-transfer materials based on the self-assembly of aromatic donor–acceptor complexes enable a modular organic-synthetic approach to develop and fine-tune electronic and optical properties, and thus these material systems stand to impact a wide range of technologies. Through laser-induction of temperature gradients, in this paper, user-defined patterning of strongly dichroic and piezoelectric organic thin films composed of donor–acceptor columnar liquid crystals is shown. Finally, fine, reversible control over isotropic versus anisotropic regions in thin films is demonstrated, enabling noncontact writing/rewriting of micropolarizers, bar codes, and charge-transfer based devices.},
doi = {10.1002/adma.201706787},
journal = {Advanced Materials},
number = 20,
volume = 30,
place = {United States},
year = {Fri Mar 30 00:00:00 EDT 2018},
month = {Fri Mar 30 00:00:00 EDT 2018}
}

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Self-Healing Polymers and Composites
journal, June 2010