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2017.04.25

【Awards and Commendations】Keiichi Yano, Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology, wins a CSJ Student Presentation Award 2017 in the 97th CSJ Annual Meeting.

On 19th March 2017, Mr. Keiichi Yano, Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology, wins a CSJ Student Presentation Award 2017 in the 97th CSJ Annual Meeting.

This award was presented to students who gave a distinguished oral presentation in the 97th CSJ Annual Meeting.

Disc-shaped molecules are prone to self-assemble into a columnar liquid crystal (LC) phase, which is a promising soft material to be utilized for electronics and memories. However, its slow response to applied external stimuli is a huge drawback for practical applications. Here, we succeeded in constructing a highly-responsive columnar LC from rod-and disk-shaped molecules. The resultant hybrid columnar LC showed rapid response to an applied electric-field. In addition, we achieved to reversibly switch the columnar orientation between two directions by changing the applied electric-field condition.

It is my great honor to receive the student presentation award. I would like to express my deepest gratitude to Prof. Dr. Takuzo Aida and also our lab colleagues for all of their supports. I will devote myself to studying and deepening my research.

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