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Synthesis and optical properties of an oligothiophene-based liquid crystal
Author(s): Charles Baker; Scott F. Timmons
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Paper Abstract

We report on the synthesis and characterization of an asymmetrically substituted oligothiophene, 2-cyano-5-octylquarterthiophene (CN-4T-Oct), which is shown below. The preliminary work to characterize this molecule indicates that it exhibits a complex liquid crystalline behavior which may lead to the ability to modulate the optical and electrical properties as a function of molecular order. Solution based electrochemical and optical characterization indicates that this material is readily doped to form electronic states required for charge carrier formation and modulation of the optical properties.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 September 1995
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2528, Optical and Photonic Applications of Electroactive and Conducting Polymers, (15 September 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.219556
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Charles Baker, Southwest Research Institute (United States)
Scott F. Timmons, Southwest Research Institute (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2528:
Optical and Photonic Applications of Electroactive and Conducting Polymers
Sze Chang Yang; Prasanna Chandrasekhar, Editor(s)

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