External field-induced orientation of DAST nanocrystals in the dispersion state and the fixation

H. Kasai, Y. Kaneko, T. Onodera, H. Nakanishi, H. Oikawa, S. Okada, S. Shimada, T. Kimura, H. Matsuda

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We have prepared an dispersion of 4'-dimethylamino-N-methylstilbazolium p-toluenesulfonate (DAST) nanocrystals using the reprecipitation method and have spectroscopically measured their orientation in an electric or magnetic field. As a result, we could observe reversible and efficient contrast change that depends on the on-off of applied field. In addition, with controlling the orientation of DAST nanocrystals by the external field, the immobilization was performed using light-cured polymer and the light irradiation. These materials may be applied to the display device or polarized light filter.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOrganic Photonic Materials and Devices X
Publication statusPublished - 2008
EventOrganic Photonic Materials and Devices X - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: 2008 Jan 222008 Jan 24

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


ConferenceOrganic Photonic Materials and Devices X
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Jose, CA


  • DAST
  • External field induced orientation
  • Fixation
  • Light-cured polymer
  • Nanocrystals
  • Reprecipitation method


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