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Nanomaterials dispersed in ferroelectric liquid crystals
Author(s): W. Haase; A. Lapanik; M. Ottinger
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Paper Abstract

Nanocomposites composed of a self prepared Ferroelectric Liquid Crystalline (FLC) matrix and different nanomaterials show pronounced reduction of important parameters like spontaneous polarization, switching time but no change of the tilt angle. As a typical subject silver nanoparticles where characterized. A pronounced increase of resistivity where described by comparing the pure FLC mixture with properties of FLC nanocomposites. Ion capturing due to silver particles has been discussed. Photoluminescence originated by the terphenyl compound and enhanced due to the Silver Surface Plasmon Resonance has been described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 September 2011
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 8114, Liquid Crystals XV, 81140H (22 September 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.894938
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W. Haase, Technische Univ. Darmstadt (Germany)
A. Lapanik, Technische Univ. Darmstadt (Germany)
M. Ottinger, Technische Univ. Darmstadt (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8114:
Liquid Crystals XV
Iam Choon Khoo, Editor(s)

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