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New optical effects in liquid crystals: self-organization and dynamic characteristics of fullerene-doped nematic mesophase
Author(s): Natalie V. Kamanina
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Paper Abstract

As a new way to create promising LC network, the charge-transfer complexes (CTC) between an organic donor (monomer, polymer, nanoparticles) and fullerenes can be used. The new complex has a high dipole moment and hence it increases the polarizability of the compound. This effect improves the control of the NLC structure. The re-orientation of the NLC dipoles under light or field action can be observed with high speed. Thus, new principle of the speed enhancement of self-organized fullerene-doped nematic liquid crystal has been demonstrated. The switching time in the microsecond range has been obtained for all nematic LC devices.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 October 2005
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 5947, Liquid Crystals: Optics and Applications, 594704 (6 October 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.621341
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Natalie V. Kamanina, S.I. Vavilov State Optical Institute (Russia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5947:
Liquid Crystals: Optics and Applications
Tomasz R. Wolinski; Marc Warenghem; Shin-Tson Wu, Editor(s)

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