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Guidelines For Selecting Or Synthesizing Nematic Liquid Crystals
Author(s): S. T. Wu; A. M. Lackner; W. H. Smith; U. Efron
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Paper Abstract

Principles for selecting or synthesizing liquid crystal mixtures with desired birefringence are analyzed. Based on these principles a liquid crystal mixture exhibiting large birefringence and low visco-elastic coefficient at room temperature was formulated. Optical and electro-optic properties of this liquid crystal were characterized at elevated temperature. Results are compared with those of some commercially available liquid crystals.

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Date Published: 19 December 1986
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0684, Liquid Crystals and Spatial Light Modulator Materials, (19 December 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.936481
Show Author Affiliations
S. T. Wu, Hughes Research Laboratories (United States)
A. M. Lackner, Hughes Research Laboratories (United States)
W. H. Smith, Hughes Research Laboratories (United States)
U. Efron, Hughes Research Laboratories (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0684:
Liquid Crystals and Spatial Light Modulator Materials
William A. Penn, Editor(s)

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