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Optical Engineering

Fluoro diphenyldiacetylene and tolane liquid crystals for display applications
Author(s): Shin-Tson Wu; Chain-Shu Hsu; Yee-Nan Chen; Show-Ru Wang; Shu-Hua Lung
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Paper Abstract

Several fluorinated diphenyldiacetylene and tolane liquid crystals are synthesized and their physical properties evaluated. These liquid crystals exhibit a high resistivity, high birefringence, low viscosity, and modest dielectric anisotropy. Some difluoro compounds show a relatively low melting temperature and small heat fusion enthalpy and are useful for formulating eutectic mixtures. The mixtures consisting of these fluorinated compounds are particularly useful for active matrix, photoactivated light valve, and polymer-dispersed liquid crystal displays.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 1993
PDF: 6 pages
Opt. Eng. 32(8) doi: 10.1117/12.143977
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 32, Issue 8
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Shin-Tson Wu, Hughes Research Labs. (United States)
Chain-Shu Hsu, National Chiao Tung Univ. (Taiwan)
Yee-Nan Chen, National Chiao Tung Univ. (Taiwan)
Show-Ru Wang, National Chiao Tung Univ. (Taiwan)
Shu-Hua Lung, National Chiao Tung Univ. (Taiwan)

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