A new series with smectic blue phases and SmC*-BPSm2 direct transition
A series of trifluoro-substituted benzoate derivatives: (R)-1-methylheptyl 4-[4-(4-alkyloxy3-fluorobenzoyloxy)-3-fluorobenzoyloxy]-3-fluorobenzoates is reported. The short chain members (n = 8 to 12)…
Brief history of OLEDs and TADF materials for OLEDs
- Thermally Activated Delayed Fluorescence Organic Light-Emitting Diodes (TADF-OLEDs)
Metabolite discovery: Biochemistry's scientific driver.
- BiologyCell metabolism
4D Printing of Liquid Crystals: What's Right for Me?
- Materials ScienceAdvanced materials
Select works are compared and analyzed to come to a didactical overview of the liquid crystal-additive manufacturing junction, and researchers already experienced in either liquid crystals or additive manufacturing are encouraged to scan through the text to see how they can incorporate additive manufacturing or liquid crystals into their own work.
A hypothesis for the architecture of plant secondary cell walls, involving liquid crystalline arrays of microtubules in the cortex of the cell
- Computer ScienceLiquid Crystals
A mechanism for the initial alignment of microtubules, in terms of the liquid crystalline state of the cortex, is proposed, which can override the autonomous process and explain how the production of complex detailed multi-layer alignment patterns of secondary walls is orchestrated.
Designing chemically selective liquid crystalline materials that respond to oxidizing gases
Chemically selective liquid crystalline materials that can distinguish O3 and Cl2 at parts per billion concentrations were designed by combining electronic structure calculations and experiments.
Digital communications and display devices
- Computer Science