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Ordering in liquid crystal droplets for scattering polarizer applications
Author(s): James N. Eakin; Ichiro Amimori; Gregory P. Crawford
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Paper Abstract

We report on a comprehensive study to measure the interactions between polymer and elongated liquid crystal droplets. These polymer dispersed liquid crystal (PDLC) materials are well suited for scattering polarizer applications. A tensile strain is applied to the PDLC, an optical polarizer element is created. Using solid-state deuterium nuclear magnetic resonance we report on the degree of orientational order at the liquid crystal-polymer interface as a function of strain, which is correlated to insitu tensile-optical measurements.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 January 2004
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5213, Liquid Crystals VII, (5 January 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.520860
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James N. Eakin, Brown Univ. (United States)
Ichiro Amimori, Brown Univ. (United States)
Gregory P. Crawford, Brown Univ. (United States)

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

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