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High birefringence and wide nematic range liquid crystal mixtures
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Paper Abstract

Isothiocyanato tolane liquid crystals exhibit a high birefringence and relatively low viscosity. The phase transition temperatures, birefringence and visco-elastic coefficient of several high birefringence isothiocyanato tolane compounds are evaluated. Using these compounds, several eutectic mixtures were formulated. These new mixtures exhibit a wide nematic range, high birefringence (>0.4) and low viscosity.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 January 2004
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5213, Liquid Crystals VII, (5 January 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.504653
Show Author Affiliations
Sebastian Gauza, CREOL/Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
Fang Du, CREOL/Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
Janet R. Wu, CREOL/Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
Shin-Tson Wu, CREOL/Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
Roman Dabrowski, Military Univ. of Technology (Poland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5213:
Liquid Crystals VII
Iam-Choon Khoo, Editor(s)

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