High Performance Room Temperature Nematic Liquid Crystals Based on Laterally Fluorinated Isothiocyanato-Tolanes
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J. Disp. Technol.
Fast response time; high birefringence; high figure-of-merit; low; viscosity; nematic liquid crystals; Engineering, Electrical & Electronic; Optics; Physics, Applied
High birefringence and low viscosity isothiocyanates liquid crystal single compounds and eutectic mixtures, based solely on laterally fluorinated aromatic rigid core structures, are reported. Extraordinarily high values of figure-of-merit were observed at room temperature and also elevated temperatures for the nematic mixtures we formulated. Potential applications of such mixtures for laser beam steering at lambda = 1.55 mu m using optical phased arrays are emphasized.
Journal of Display Technology
"High Performance Room Temperature Nematic Liquid Crystals Based on Laterally Fluorinated Isothiocyanato-Tolanes" (2006). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 6156.