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Department of Chemistry
Liquid crystals
Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Heinz-Siegfried Kitzerow
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[Translate to English:] 2019

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B. Zhang, J. Schmidtke, H.-S. Kitzerow: “Fabrication of Lyotropic Alignment Layers for Thermotropic Liquid Crystals Facilitated by an Anisotropic Polymer Template”, Adv. Optical Mater. 2019, 1801766 (1-7) (2019); DOI: 10.1002/adom.201801766


J. Vollbrecht, C. Wiebeler, H. Bock, S. Schumacher, and H.-S. Kitzerow: “Curved Polar Dibenzocoronene Esters and Imides Versus Their Planar Centrosymmetric Homologs: Photophysical and Optoelectronic Analysis”, J. Phys. Chem. C 123, 4483−4492 (2019); DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.8b10730


B. Atorf, C. H. Auf der Landwehr, R. Rennerich, and H.-S. Kitzerow: „Mid-Infrared Birefringence of Liquid Crystals, Polarimetry, and Intensity Modulator”, J. Phys. Chem. B 123, 1384−1389 (2019); DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.8b10039


[Translate to English:] Alignment and Graphene-Assisted Decoration of Lyotropic Chromonic Liquid Crystals Containing DNA Origami Nanostructures
K. Martens, T. Funck, S. Kempter, E.-M. Roller, T. Liedl, B. M. Blaschke, P. Knecht, J. A. Garrido, B. Zhang, and H. Kitzerow
small 12, 1658–1666 (2016); DOI: 10.1002/smll.201503382

Near Infraed Kerr Effect and Description of Field-Induced Phase Transitions in Polymer-Stabilized Blue Phase Liquid Crystals
B. Atorf, H. Rasouli, G. Nordendorf, D. Wilkes, and H. Kitzerow
Applied Physics Letters 108, 8, 1081107-1-5 (2016)

Bay-Extended, Distorted Perylene Esters Showing Visible Luminescence after Ultraviolet Excitation: Photophysical and Electrochemical Analysis
J. Vollbrecht, C. Wiebeler, A. Neuba, H. Bock, S. Schumacher, and H. Kitzerow
The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 2016
120, 7839 - 7848; DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc6b00954

Influence of Proton and Salt Concentration on the Chromonic Liquid Crystal Phase Diagram of Disodium Cromoglycate Solutions: Prospects and Limitations of a Host for DNA Nanostructures
B. Zhang and H. Kitzerow
The Journal of Physical Chemistry B 2016 120, 3250 - 3256; DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.6b01644


Self-organized assemblies of colloidal particles obtained from an aligned chromonic liquid crystal dispersion
N. Zimmermann, G. Jünnemann-Held, P. J. Collings, and H.-S. Kitzerow
Soft Matter 11, 1547–1553 (2015); DOI: 10.1039/C4SM02579B


Measurement of group velocity dispersion in a solid-cpre photonic crystal fiber filled with a nematic liquid crystal
M. Wahle and H. Kitzerow
Optics Letters 39 (16), 4816-4819 (2014); DOI: 10.1364/OL.39.004816

Polymer-stabilized blue phases: promising mesophases for a new generation of liquid crystal displays
G. Nordendorf, A. Hoischen, J. Schmidtke, D. Wilkes, and H.-S. Kitzerow
Polymers for Advanced Technologies 25 (11), 1195–1207 (2014); DOI: 10.1002/pat.3403

Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons obtained by lateral extension of mesogenic perylene cores: Absorption and optoelectronic properties
J. Vollbrecht, H. Bock, C. Wiebeler, S. Schumacher, and H. Kitzerow
Chemistry – A European Journal 20 (38), 12026–12031 (2014); DOI: 10.1002/chem.201403287

Columnar Molecular Aggregation in the Aqueous Solutions of Disodium Cromoglycate
D. M. Agra-Kooijman, G. Singh, A. Lorenz, P. J. Collings, H.­S. Kitzerow, and S. Kumar
Phys. Rev. E 89, 062504 (2014); DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevE.89.062504

Synthesis of liquid crystal silane-functionalized gold nanoparticles and their effects on optical and electro-optic properties of a structurally related nematic liquid crystal
J. Mirzaei, M. Urbanski, H.-S. Kitzerow, and T. Hegmann
ChemPhysChem 15, 1381–1394 (2014); DOI: 10.1002/cphc.201301052

Nanoparticle Doping in Nematic Liquid Crystals: Distinction between Surface and Bulk Effects by Numerical Simulations
M. Urbanski, J. Mirzaei, T. Hegmann, and H.-S. Kitzerow
ChemPhysChem 15, 1395-1404 (2014); DOI: 10.1002/cphc.201301054

Effect of Alignment on a Liquid Crystal/Split-Ring Resonator Metasurface
B. Atorf, H. Mühlenbernd, M. Muldarisnur, T. Zentgraf, and H. Kitzerow
ChemPhysChem 15, 1470-1476 (2014); DOI: 10.1002/cphc.201301069

Photonic Micro- and Nanostructures, Metamaterials
H.-S. Kitzerow
in Handbook of Liquid Crystals
edited by J. W. Goodby, P. J. Collings, H. Gleeson, T. Kato, P. Raynes, and C. Tschierske
Volume 8, Chapter 13, pages 373-426, Wiley-VCH. Weinheim, 2014

Electro-optic tuning of split ring resonators embedded in a liquid crystal
B. Atorf, H. Mühlenbernd, M. Muldarisnur, T. Zentgraf, and H. Kitzerow
Opt. Lett. 39 (5), 1129-1132 (2014); DOI: 10.1364/OL.39.001129

Liquid crystal assisted optical fibres
M. Wahle and H.-S. Kitzerow
Optics Express 22 (1), 262–273 (2014); DOI: 10.1364/OE.22.000262


Enhanced organic light emitting diode based on a columnar liquid crystal by integration in a microresonator
O. Kasdorf, J. Vollbrecht, B. Ohms, U. Hilleringmann, H. Bock, and H.-S. Kitzerow
Int. J. Energy Res. 38 (4), 452-458 (2013); DOI: 10.1002/er.3127

Liquid Crystal Lasers: Recent Advances
J. Schmidtke, L. Lu, H.-S. Kitzerow, and E. M. Terentjev
Proc. SPIE 8642, 864209 (2013); DOI: 10.1117/12.2008373

Planar anchoring strength and pitch measurements in achiral and chiral chromonic liquid crystals using 90-degree twist cells
C. K. McGinn, L. I. Laderman, N. Zimmermann, H.-S. Kitzerow, and P. J. Collings
Phys Rev. E 88, 062513 (2013); DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevE.88.062513

Hysteresis and memory factor of the Kerr effect in blue phases
G. Nordendorf, A. Lorenz, A. Hoischen, J. Schmidtke, H. Kitzerow, D. Wilkes, and M. Wittek
J. Appl. Phys. 114, 173104 (2013); DOI: 10.1063/1.4828477

X-ray scattering of a nematic liquid crystal nano-dispersion with negative dielectric anisotropy
A. Lorenz, N. Zimmermann, S. Kumar, D. R. Evans, G. Cook, M. Fernández Martínez und H.-S. Kitzerow
Invited Article, Applied Optics 52 (22), E1-E5 (2013); DOI: 10.1364/AO.52.0000E1

Microresonator-enhanced electroluminescence of an organic light emitting diode based on a columnar liquid crystal
J. Vollbrecht, O. Kasdorf, V. Quiring, H. Suche, H. Bock und H.-S. Kitzerow
Appl. Phys. Lett. 103, 043303 (2013); DOI: 10.1063/1.4816425

Hydrophobic gold nanoparticles via silane conjugation: chemically and thermally robust nanoparticles as dopants for nematic liquid crystals
J. Mirzaei, M. Urbanski, H.-S. Kitzerow und T. Hegmann
Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A 371, 20120256 (2013); DOI: 10.1098/rsta.2012.0256

Doping a Mixture of Two Smectogenic Liquid Crystals with Barium Titanate Nanoparticles
A. Lorenz, N. Zimmermann, S. Kumar, D. R. Evans, G. Cook, M. Fernández Martínez und H.-S. Kitzerow
J. Phys. Chem. B 117 (3), 937–941 (2013). DOI: 10.1021/jp310624c

Three-dimensional structure in holographic polymer-dispersed liquid crystals
A. Redler und H.-S. Kitzerow
Polymers for Advanced Technologies 24 (1), 7-9 (2013). DOI: 10.1002/pat.3040


New developments in nanoparticle-liquid crystal composites: from magic-sized semiconductor nanoclusters to alignment pattern formation via nanoparticle stenciling
J. Mirzaei, R. Sawatzky, A. Sharma, M. Urbanski, K. Yu, H.-S. Kitzerow und T. Hegmann
Proc. SPIE 8279, 827913 (2012). DOI: 10.1117/12.909022

Doping the nematic liquid crystal 5CB with milled BaTiO3 nanoparticles
A. Lorenz, N. Zimmermann, S. Kumar, D. R. Evans, G. Cook, and H.-S. Kitzerow
Phys. Rev. E 86, 051704 (2012). DOI:

Electrical fine tuning of liquid crystal lasers
J. Schmidtke, G. Jünnemann, S. Keuker-Baumann, and H.-S. Kitzerow
Appl. Phys. Lett. 101, 051117 (2012). DOI: 10.1063/1.4739840

Switching performance of a polymer-stabilized antiferroelectric liquid crystal based on bent-core molecules
B. Atorf, A. Hoischen, B. Ros, N. Gimeno, C. Tschierske, G. Dantlgraber und H.-S. Kitzerow
Appl. Phys. Lett. 100, 223301 (2012). DOI: 10.1063/1.4722794

Kinetics of the grating formation in holographic polymer-dispersed liquid crystals: NMR measurement of diffusion coefficients
M. Tang, A. Redler, D. Topgaard, C. Schmidt, und H.-S. Kitzerow
Journal of Colloid and Polymer Science 290 (8), 751–755 (2012). DOI: 10.1007/s00396-012-2623-0

All-optical tunability of microdisk lasers via polyelectrolyte functionalization
K. A. Piegdon, M. Lexow, G. Grundmeier, H.-S. Kitzerow, K. Pärschke, D. Mergel, D. Reuter, A. D. Wieck und C. Meier
Optics Express 20 (6), 6060–6067 (2012). DOI: 10.1364/OE.20.006060



Nanocomposites of a nematic liquid crystal doped with magic-sized CdSe quantum dots
J. Mirzaei, M. Urbanski, Md. B. Zaman, A. Billy, K. Yu, H.-S. Kitzerow und T. Hegmann
J. Mater. Chem. 21, 12710-12716 (2011). DOI: 10.1039/C1JM11832C

Electro-optic switching in graphene-based liquid crystal cells
M. Wahle, O. Kasdorf, H.-S. Kitzerow, Y. Liang, X. Feng und K. Müllen
Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. 543, 187-193 (2011). DOI: 10.1080/15421406.2011.569524

Liquid crystal / polymer composites: Kinetic study of the grating formation in holographic polymer-dispersed liquid crystals
A. Redler, A. Hoischen und H. Kitzerow
Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. 547, 97-107 (2011). DOI: 10.1080/15421406.2011.572798

Efficient electro-optic switching in a photonic liquid crystal fiber
A. Lorenz und H.-S. Kitzerow
Appl. Phys. Lett. 98, 241106 (2011)
. DOI: 10.1063/1.3599848

Investigations on the director field around microdisk resonators
M. Urbanski, K. A. Piegdon, C. Meier und H.-S. Kitzerow
Liquid Crystals
38 (4), 475–482 (2011). DOI: 10.1080/02678292.2011.552742


Prof. Dr. Heinz-Siegfried Kitzerow

Physical Chemistry - Research Group Kitzerow

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