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Physical properties of fluorinated diphenyldiacetylene and tolane liquid crystals
Author(s): Shin-Tson Wu; Chain-Shu Hsu
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Paper Abstract

Physical properties of several fluorinated diphenyl-diacetylene and tolane liquid crystals are evaluated. These liquid crystals exhibit a high resistivity, high birefringence, low viscosity and modest dielectric anisotropy. Some difluoro compounds show a relatively low melting temperature and small heat fusion enthalpy, and are useful for formulating eutectic mixtures. The mixtures consisting of these fluorinated compounds are particularly useful for active matrix, photoactivated light valve, and polymer-dispersed liquid crystal displays.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 August 1993
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1911, Liquid Crystal Materials, Devices, and Applications II, (13 August 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.151226
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Shin-Tson Wu, Hughes Research Labs. (United States)
Chain-Shu Hsu, National Chiao Tung Univ. (Taiwan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1911:
Liquid Crystal Materials, Devices, and Applications II
Uzi Efron; Michael D. Wand, Editor(s)

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