International Display Workshops Incorporated Association

10:40 AM - 11:05 AM

[LCT6-1(Invited)] Transport of Ions, Electrons and Molecules in Nanostructured Liquid Crystals for Their New Applications

*Takashi Kato1 (1. The University of Tokyo (Japan))

Liquid crystal, Nanostructure, Ion transport, lithium ion batteries, Water Treatment

Here we present our recent approaches to use a variety of nanostructured liquid crystal materials forming smectic, columnar, and bicontinuous cubic structures for transport of ion, electron, and water molecules. They are applied to thin-film materials for electrolytes of lithium ion batteries and solar cells, and water treatment membranes.