High figure-of-merit nematic mixtures based on totally unsaturated isothiocyanate liquid crystals
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HIGH-BIREFRINGENCE; BIPHENYLS; CYANO; GELS; Chemistry, Multidisciplinary; Crystallography; Materials Science, ; Multidisciplinary
High birefringence and low viscosity isothiocyanate liquid crystal single compounds, and eutectic mixtures based solely on unsaturated rigid core structures, are reported. Extraordinarily high values of figure-of-merit were observed at room temperature for the formulated nematic mixtures. Potential applications of such mixtures for laser beam steering at lambda = 1.55 mu m using optical phased arrays are emphasized.
"High figure-of-merit nematic mixtures based on totally unsaturated isothiocyanate liquid crystals" (2006). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 6154.