10:40 AM - 11:05 AM
[LCT6-1(Invited)] Transport of Ions, Electrons and Molecules in Nanostructured Liquid Crystals for Their New Applications
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.