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Applications of ferroelectric particles/liquid crystal colloids
Author(s): Anatoliy Glushchenko; Chae Il Cheon; John West; Yuri Reznikov
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Paper Abstract

Ferroelectric nanoparticles significantly improve properties of existing liquid crystals and benefit the performance of many devices. By changing a concentration and a type of ferroelectric particles one can affect physical properties of the nematic, smectic, and cholesteric liquid crystal materials, including the dielectric constants, the birefringence, the phase transition temperatures, and even the order parameter. We demonstrate the performance of these new materials in various devices, including displays, light modulators, and beam steering devices.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 February 2007
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 6487, Emerging Liquid Crystal Technologies II, 64870T (9 February 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.703688
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Anatoliy Glushchenko, Univ. of Colorado at Colorado Springs (United States)
Chae Il Cheon, Hoseo Univ. (South Korea)
John West, Kent State Univ. (United States)
Yuri Reznikov, Institute of Physics (Ukraine)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6487:
Emerging Liquid Crystal Technologies II
Liang-Chy Chien, Editor(s)

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