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Photorefractivity in liquid crystalline composite materials
Author(s): Gary P. Wiederrecht; Michael R. Wasielewski
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Paper Abstract

We report recent improvements in the photorefractive performance of liquid crystalline thin film composites containing electron donor and acceptor molecules. The improvements primarily result from optimization of the exothermicity of the intermolecular charge transfer reaction and improvement of the diffusion characteristics of the photogenerated ions. Intramolecular charge transfer dopants produce greater photorefractivity and a 10-fold decrease in the concentration of absorbing chromophores. The mechanism for the generation of mobile ions is discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 October 1997
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 3144, Xerographic Photoreceptors and Organic Photorefractive Materials II, (9 October 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.290243
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Gary P. Wiederrecht, Argonne National Lab. (United States)
Michael R. Wasielewski, Argonne National Lab. and Northwestern Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3144:
Xerographic Photoreceptors and Organic Photorefractive Materials II
Stephen Ducharme; Stephen Ducharme; James W. Stasiak, Editor(s)

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