Baris Sezgin, featured ILCS liquid crystal artist, September 2022
Contact e-mail: bsezgin(at)kent.edu
Webpage of Professor Torsten Hegmann: https://www.personal.kent.edu/~thegmann/Welcome.html
Personal homepage: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Baris-Sezgin
This work is carried out under the supervision of Prof. Torsten Hegmann at Kent State University Advanced Materials and Liquid Crystal Institute.
Jury comment: This texture corresponds to the mesophase formed by an azobenzene-containing bent-core compound that can induces interesting phase structures under UV and visible light. It represents characteristic defects of one of the typical bent-core mesophases showing different color domains, and the microphotography is highly attractive from an aesthetic and artistic point of view. However, it will undoubtedly be of great interest to provide some additional information on the type of liquid crystal phase and the molecular organization that originate this texture.