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New ferroelectric liquid crystal host materials for use in optoelectronic applications
Author(s): Michael D. Wand; Rohini T. Vohra; William N. Thurmes; Kundalika M. More
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Paper Abstract

Ferroelectric smectic C* liquid crystals (FLCs) have been shown to exhibit high speed electrooptic response when incorporated into the surface stabilized ferroelectric liquid crystal light valve. An important component of the FLC material used in devices is the smectic C host, which imparts many of the important characteristics to the final mixture, allowing customization to a specific type of device. A new class of FLC materials based on a cyclohexenyl core is reported and their properties evaluated in both the pure material and mixtures.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 April 1994
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2175, Liquid Crystal Materials, Devices, and Applications III, (4 April 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.172109
Show Author Affiliations
Michael D. Wand, Displaytech, Inc. (United States)
Rohini T. Vohra, Displaytech, Inc. (United States)
William N. Thurmes, Displaytech, Inc. (United States)
Kundalika M. More, Displaytech, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2175:
Liquid Crystal Materials, Devices, and Applications III
Ranganathan Shashidhar, Editor(s)

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