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Advances in liquid crystals for gray-scale applications
Author(s): Jawad W. Naciri; Brian T. Weslowski; C. Wilson; Ranganathan Shashidhar; Banahalli R. Ratna
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Paper Abstract

Chiral smectic A electroclinic liquid crystalline materials are prime candidates for electrooptic applications because of their gray scale capability and fast dynamic response. The evolution of this technology greatly depends on the development of chiral smectic A materials with large induced tilt angles, field-independent fast switching times and a broad operating temperature range. We report in this paper the physical properties of a series of liquid crystal materials. Features of this series of materials are broad smectic A phase range and large induced tilt angles. Such large electroclinic coefficients make these materials good candidates of the development of silicon based reflective displays. Comparison of the electrooptic performance of the materials in SmA mesophase will be discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 March 1999
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 3635, Liquid Crystal Materials, Devices, and Applications VII, (26 March 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.343866
Show Author Affiliations
Jawad W. Naciri, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Brian T. Weslowski, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
C. Wilson, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Ranganathan Shashidhar, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Banahalli R. Ratna, Naval Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3635:
Liquid Crystal Materials, Devices, and Applications VII
Ranganathan Shashidhar, Editor(s)

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