Curing temperature effects on liquid crystal gels
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Appl. Phys. Lett.
LIGHT-SCATTERING; ANISOTROPIC GELS; Physics, Applied
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.
Applied Physics Letters
"Curing temperature effects on liquid crystal gels" (2003). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 3718.