Title

Curing temperature effects on liquid crystal gels

Authors

Authors

F. Du;S. T. Wu

Abbreviated Journal Title

Appl. Phys. Lett.

Keywords

LIGHT-SCATTERING; ANISOTROPIC GELS; Physics, Applied

Abstract

The curing temperature is found to greatly affect the operating voltage, contrast ratio, hysteresis, and response time of the reversed-mode liquid crystal (LC) gels. For the gels using E48 LC host, the optimal curing temperature is around 40-50degreesC. An LC gel with contrast ratio exceeds 2000:1 (at similar to2degrees collection angle), operating voltage lower than 7 V-rms, and response time of about 20 ms is demonstrated. Potential applications of such LC gels for optical switches, displays, and switchable polarizers are emphasized. (C) 2003 American Institute of Physics.

Journal Title

Applied Physics Letters

Volume

83

Issue/Number

7

Publication Date

1-1-2003

Document Type

Article

Language

English

First Page

1310

Last Page

1312

WOS Identifier

WOS:000184748600010

ISSN

0003-6951

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