Influence of the fabrication shear rate on the electro-optic characteristics of PDFLC devices

M. J. Coles*, C. Carboni, H. J. Coles

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The performance of a PDFLC device relies on the uniformity of the alignment of the liquid crystal molecules in the device. This alignment is dictated by the morphology of the liquid crystal droplets. In a shear aligned PDFLC the morphology of the droplets is determined to a large extent by the rate of shearing during the curing process. This paper is a study of the influence of the rate of shearing on the optical characteristics of a PDFLC based on new low molar mass organosiloxane liquid-crystal materials.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)179-186
Number of pages8
Issue number1-4
Publication statusPublished - 1998
EventProceedings of the 1997 6th International Conference on Ferroelectrics Liquid Crystals. Part 1 (of 3) - Brest, Fr
Duration: Jul 20 1997Jul 24 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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