High birefringence and low viscosity negative dielectric anisotropy liquid crystals
Abbreviated Journal Title
high birefringence; fluorinated terphenyl; liquid crystals; vertical; alignment; response time; PHYSICAL-PROPERTIES; OPTICAL-PROPERTIES; TELEVISION; TEMPERATURE; DISPLAYS; FIELDS; Chemistry, Multidisciplinary; Crystallography; Materials Science, ; Multidisciplinary
We have synthesised and evaluated the physical properties of some high birefringence, lateral difluoro-terphenyl compounds and mixtures. These mixtures exhibit a high birefringence (n0.24) in the visible spectral range and a relatively low viscosity. When doped in commercial mixtures, the difluoro-terphenyl compounds enhance the mixture's birefringence while causing almost no penalty to the rotational viscosity. These mixtures are particularly attractive for achieving fast response times in thin-cell liquid crystal displays.
"High birefringence and low viscosity negative dielectric anisotropy liquid crystals" (2008). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 354.