New fluorinated terphenyl isothiocyanate liquid crystal single compounds and mixtures
Abbreviated Journal Title
Mol. Cryst. Liquid Cryst.
high birefringence; terphenyl liquid crystals; HIGH-BIREFRINGENCE; OPTICAL-PROPERTIES; TEMPERATURE; Crystallography
High birefringence (Delta n > 0.4) nematic liquid crystals are particularly attractive for infrared applications because they enable a thinner cell gap to be used for achieving fast response time. In this paper, we report the mesomorphic and physical properties of several fluorinated NCS terphenyl single compounds and mixtures based solely on laterally fluorinated aromatic rigid core structures. The single compounds have Delta n similar to 0.35 in the visible spectral region and relatively low viscosity. In terms of applications, these compounds can be used as a dopant for enhancing the figure-of-merit of commercial mixtures for display applications. Or we can formulate high birefringence eutectic mixtures using solely NCS terphenyl compounds for near IR laser beam steering applications.
Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals
"New fluorinated terphenyl isothiocyanate liquid crystal single compounds and mixtures" (2008). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 817.