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A partially fluorinated terphenyl liquid crystal with low absorption in both mid-wave infrared (MWIR) and near IR regions is developed and its properties evaluated. This compound exhibits a nematic phase (although only about 2 degrees C), reasonably high birefringence (Delta n similar to 0.2), low visco-elastic coefficient, and modest dielectric anisotropy (Delta epsilon = -2.7). This compound serves as an important first example for future development of low-loss MWIR liquid crystals and devices.
Chen, Yuan; Xianyu, Haiqing; Sun, Jie; Kula, Przemyslaw; Dabrowski, Roman; Tripathi, Suvagata; Twieg, Robert J.; and Wu, Shin-Tson, "Low absorption liquid crystals for mid-wave infrared applications" (2011). Faculty Bibliography 2010s. 1167.