Staff

KIM YunaAssociate Professor

Laboratory
Laboratory of Smart Molecule
Research Theme
Photoregulation of optical and mechanical functions from chiral liquid crystals
Research Keywords

Photochromic compound, Molecular machine, Azobenzene, Liquid crystal, Self-organization, Intermolecular interaction, Chirality

Overview of Research

In cholesteric (chiral nematic) liquid crystals in which molecules form helical superstructures spontaneously, the self-organized molecular orientation changes by external stimuli. We design photoresponsive chiral dopants and develop applications to link molecular structural changes to maximum helical reorganization of superstructures. We try to achieve versatile structural color modulation and continuous work generation based on cholesteric liquid crystals by light irradiation, and to elucidate their mechanism.

Charge

Representative Publications

Refer to HOKKAIDO UNIVERSITY RESEARCHERS DIRECTORY
(https://researchers.general.hokudai.ac.jp/profile/en.5Xy3RAldbzdmjq601caziw==.html)

Note

<Office Hour>
– Time: Anytime during the lecture period
– Place: Creative Research Institute Building, #04-108
Please contact in advance by E-mail.
E-mail: ykim[at]es.hokudai.ac.jp

Affiliation