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Novel ferroelectric liquid crystals consisting glassy liquid crystal as chiral dopants
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Paper Abstract

A series of ferroelectric liquid crystals consisting new glassy liquid crystals (GLCs) as chiral dopants were prepared and evaluated for their potentials in fast switching ability less than 1 ms. The properties of pure ferroelectric glassy liquid crystals (FGLCs) and mixtures were reported in this paper. In particular, the novel FGLC possessing wide chiral smectic C mesophase over 100 °C is able to suppress smectic A phase of host. The mixture containing 2.0 % GLC-1 performs greater alignment ability and higher contrast ratio than R2301 (Clariant, Japan) in a 2 μm pre-made cell (EHC, Japan). These results indicate that novel FLC mixtures consisting glassy liquid crystals present a promising liquid crystal materials for fast switching field sequential color displays.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 September 2006
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6332, Liquid Crystals X, 63320G (15 September 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.679959
Show Author Affiliations
Huang-Ming Philip Chen, National Chiao Tung Univ. (Taiwan)
Yun-Yen Tsai, National Chiao Tung Univ. (Taiwan)
Chi-Wen Lin, National Chiao Tung Univ. (Taiwan)
Han-Ping David Shieh, National Chiao Tung Univ. (Taiwan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6332:
Liquid Crystals X
Iam-Choon Khoo, Editor(s)

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