High birefringence and wide nematic range bis-tolane liquid crystals

Shin Tson Wu*, Chain-Shu Hsu, K. F. Shyu

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Several dialkyl and fluoro bis-tolane liquid crystals were synthesized and their physical properties evaluated. These highly conjugated liquid crystals exhibit a wide nematic range, small heat fusion enthalpy, high birefringence, and relatively low viscosity. Their excellent compatibility with commercial cyano mixtures makes these liquid crystals attractive for many electro-optic applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)344-346
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number3
StatePublished - 18 Jan 1999

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