Title

Ultra-low viscosity liquid crystal materials

Authors

Authors

H. W. Chen; M. G. Hu; F. L. Peng; J. Li; Z. W. An;S. T. Wu

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Abbreviated Journal Title

Opt. Mater. Express

Keywords

DIELECTRIC ANISOTROPY; CELL; PERFORMANCE; DISPLAYS; Materials Science, Multidisciplinary; Optics

Abstract

We report five ultra-low viscosity nematic liquid crystal mixtures with birefringence around 0.1, dielectric anisotropy in the range of 3 to 6, and clearing temperature about 80 degrees C. A big advantage of these low viscosity mixtures is low activation energy, which significantly suppresses the rising rate of viscosity at low temperatures. Using our mixture M3 as an example, the response time of a 3-mu m cell at -20 degrees C is only 30 ms. Widespread application of these materials for display devices demanding a fast response time, especially at low temperatures, is foreseeable. (C) 2015 Optical Society of America

Journal Title

Optical Materials Express

Volume

5

Issue/Number

3

Publication Date

1-1-2015

Document Type

Article

Language

English

First Page

655

Last Page

660

WOS Identifier

WOS:000350664800023

ISSN

2159-3930

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