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Polymer-dispersed liquid crystal films formed by e-beam cure
Author(s): Nuno A. Vaz; George W. Smith; G. Paul Montgomery Jr.
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Paper Abstract

Polymer-dispersed liquid crystal (PDLC) films are useful in electro-optic applications because they can be switched electrically between opaque and transparent states. We have prepared PDLC films using electron-beam radiation (e-beam cure). The resulting films exhibit promising mechanical, electro-optic, and thermal response. Compared with the ultraviolet cure process, e-beam cure has the advantage of not requiring photoinitiators. In addition, e-beam cure is characterized by a fast cure rate. The e-beam cure method may, therefore, be a good candidate for production of PDLC ifims.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 April 1990
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1257, Liquid Crystal Displays and Applications, (1 April 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.19922
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Nuno A. Vaz, General Motors Research Labs. (United States)
George W. Smith, General Motors Research Labs. (United States)
G. Paul Montgomery Jr., General Motors Research Labs. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1257:
Liquid Crystal Displays and Applications
J. William Doane; Zvi Yaniv, Editor(s)

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