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    Title: Professor Member: Full Time Faculty
    Name: Chih-Yu Chao Eduction: Ph.D.,SUNY-Buffalo, (1997)
    NTU AH: http://web.phys.ntu.edu.tw/lclab/index.html
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    Room: 418
    Tel1(1): (02) 3366-5130
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    The subject of liquid crystals (LCs) is a relatively new area of research. It provides a unique system for the fundamental study of phase transitions and potential applications in LCD industry. LC materials and conductive polymers which possess intrinsic self-assembly and phase-separation nature have strong applications in nanometer-scale science and device technology. Our current research interests are:
    1. Structural study of nano-scale LC thin films using transmission electron microscope (TEM).

    2. Photothermal analyses of nano-scale LC thin films using ultra high-resolution ac calorimeter.
    3. Low-dimensional physics, critical phenomena & optics of LC thin film system.
    4. Study of self-assembly properties of LCs & conductive polymers & their development in nano device technology.
    5. Electro-optical study of LCDs in various optical modes.
    6. Study & development of LCOS technology and its potential application in rear-projection TV; Development of next generation fast-response & high-resolution LC display (V-LCD).

    Moreover, the delicate properties of the LC phases are of also particular importance to many biological processes. We are currently interested in the problem-How antibiotic peptides and transducing peptides of viruses tunnel into cell membranes. Specially modified environmental TEM will be our major experimental technique for this research.
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    (2) C. Y. Chao et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 78, 2581 (1997).

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    (4) C. F. Chou, A. J. Jin, and C. Y. Chao et al., Phys. Rev. E Rapid Communication 55, R6337 (1997).

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    (8) C. Y. Chao et al., Phys. Rev. E Rapid Communication 64, R050703 (2001).

    (9) C. Y. Chao et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 86, 4048 (2001).
    (invited talk in 2001 Gordon Research Conference)

    (10) C. Y. Chao et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 085507 (2002).

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    (14) T. C. Pan, W. J. Hsieh, and C. Y. Chao, Phys. Rev. E 70, 011706 (2004). (invited talk in 2004 International Liquid Crystal Conference)

    (15) C. Y. Chao et al., Europhys. Lett. 71, 945 (2005).

    (16) C. Y. Chao et al., Liquid Crystals Today 14(3), 1 (2005). (issue cover)

    (17) K. C. Chu et al., Appl. Phys. Lett. 89, 103107 (2006).
    (selected by Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology, September 18th, 2006)

    (18) K. J. Wu et al., Nano Letters 7, 1908 (2007). (IF=13.9)

    (19) P. S. Chen et al., Appl. Phys. Lett. 90, 211111 (2007).
    (invited by 2008 International Liquid Crystal Conference)

    (20) T. C. Lin et al., Soft Matter 5, 3672 (2009). (IF=5.0)

    (21) T. C. Lin et al., Soft Matter 7, 270 (2011). (IF=5.0)

    (22) L. C. Huang et al., Soft Matter 7, 2812 (2011). (IF=5.0)

    (23) L. C. Huang et al., Soft Matter 8, 1467 (2012). (IF=5.0)

    (24) J. W. Chen et al., ACS Appl. Mater. 6, 6757 (2014). (IF=5.9)

    (25) Y. T. Chiang et al., Opt. Express 22, 30882 (2014).

    (26) C. C. Huang et al., Opt. Express 23, A149 (2015).
    (selected by Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics (VJBO), April 4th, 2015)

    (27) T. R. Chou et al., J. Mater. Chem. C 3, 3760 (2015).

    (28) W. T. Chen et al., Nature Sci. Rep. 5, 9494 (2015).

    (29) J. W. Chen et al., Organic Electronics 27, 24 (2015).

    (30) J. W. Chen et al., Displays 45, 39 (2016).

    (31) Y. T. Chiang et al., IEEE Transactions on Electronic Devices 64, 1630 (2017).

    (32) T. R. Chou et al., Organic Electronics 48, 223 (2017).

    (33) C. H. Hsieh et al., PLoS ONE 12(11): e0188885 (2017).

    (34) W. T. Chen, G. B. Lin et al., PLoS ONE 13(1): e0191078 (2018).