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Light-scattering electro-optical properties of liquid crystal physical gels
Author(s): Norihiro Mizoshita; Yuki Suzuki; Kenji Hanabusa; Takashi Kato
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Paper Abstract

Light scattering electrooptical switching has been achieved for liquid crystal physical gels consisting of a room temperature nematic liquid crystal and a hydrogen-bonded gelator. The use of the nematic liquid crystal exhibiting higher isotropization temperature and the gelator with four hydrogen-bonded moieties leads to the formation of thermally more stable liquid crystal gels. The liquid crystal gels show significant electrooptical properties for light scattering display materials. We have examined the effects of the concentration of the gelator and the cell thickness on the electrooptical behavior.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 April 2003
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5003, Liquid Crystal Materials, Devices, and Applications IX, (30 April 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.473860
Show Author Affiliations
Norihiro Mizoshita, Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Yuki Suzuki, Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Kenji Hanabusa, Shinshu Univ. (Japan)
Takashi Kato, Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5003:
Liquid Crystal Materials, Devices, and Applications IX
Liang-Chy Chien, Editor(s)

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