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Electro-optical behavior of polymer dispersed blue phase liquid crystals
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Paper Abstract

We have investigated a new form of polymer dispersed liquid crystals (PDLC) electro-optical films comprised of blue phase liquid crystal and polymer prepared by the solvent evaporation method. In this method, polymer dispersed blue phase (PDBP) films, which were laminated between two indium-tin-oxidecoated conductive substrates, demonstrated two switching modes between light scattering and transparent states in response to an applied electric field across the film. The electro-optical properties of PDBP liquid crystals can be altered by changing the concentrations of liquid crystal and polymer. The compositions, film preparations, physical and morphological behaviors, and electro-optical properties of PDBP films are described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 March 2015
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 9384, Emerging Liquid Crystal Technologies X, 93840I (11 March 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2076854
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E. Kemiklioglu, Kent State Univ. (United States)
L.-C. Chien, Kent State Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9384:
Emerging Liquid Crystal Technologies X
Liang-Chy Chien; Harry J. Coles; Hirotsugu Kikuchi; Ivan I. Smalyukh, Editor(s)

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