KIM YunaAssociate Professor
- 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.
- School of Science:
Biological Science course (Macromolecular Functions), Collaborative Laboratories
- Graduate School of Life Science:
Division of Life Science, Transdisciplinary Life Science Course, Biomaterials Science
Refer to HOKKAIDO UNIVERSITY RESEARCHERS DIRECTORY
– Time: Anytime during the lecture period
– Place: Creative Research Institute Building, #04-108
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