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Electro-optic effects in novel siloxane containing oligomeric liquid crystals I: smectic A materials
Author(s): Harry J. Coles; I. Butler; K. Raina; Joanna Newton; J. P. Hannington; David Thomas
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Paper Abstract

Two novel series of siloxane containing low molar mass liquid crystals have been synthesized and characterized by DSC, optical microscopy and x-ray scattering. The compounds have been shown to exhibit nematic, smectic A, and chiral smectic C phases. In this paper we concentrate on the unusual electro-optic threshold voltage and response time behavior of these materials in the SA phase. Pleochroic and fluorescent dyes have been incorporated into mixtures and data is presented on the electro-optic properties of such guest-host materials.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 April 1995
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2408, Liquid Crystal Materials, Devices, and Displays, (24 April 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.207524
Show Author Affiliations
Harry J. Coles, Univ. of Manchester (United Kingdom)
I. Butler, Univ. of Manchester (United Kingdom)
K. Raina, Univ. of Manchester (United Kingdom)
Joanna Newton, Univ. of Manchester (United Kingdom)
J. P. Hannington, Dow Corning Ltd. (United Kingdom)
David Thomas, Dow Corning Ltd. (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2408:
Liquid Crystal Materials, Devices, and Displays
Ranganathan Shashidhar; Uzi Efron, Editor(s)

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