Polymer dispersed ferroelectric liquid crystal films with high electro-optic quality


Karapinar R., O'Neill M., Hird M.

JOURNAL OF PHYSICS D-APPLIED PHYSICS, cilt.35, ss.900-905, 2002 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 35 Konu: 9
  • Basım Tarihi: 2002
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1088/0022-3727/35/9/310
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF PHYSICS D-APPLIED PHYSICS
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.900-905

Özet

Polymer dispersed ferroelectric liquid crystal (PDFLC) films are composite materials of a ferroelectric liquid crystal dispersed in the form of micron-sized droplets in a polymer matrix. In this study PDFLC films with a novel ferroelectric mixture were prepared by a polymerization-induced phase separation technique. The uniform orientation of the ferroelectric liquid crystal droplets was obtained by shearing during the phase separation process. The electro-optic characteristics of the films were analysed. Experimental results on response times. contrast ratio and spontaneous polarization were presented. Since these films exhibit high electro-optic quality, they have the potential of use in a wide range of display devices.