LC mixture with promoted electro-optical properties for LCD applications by using a highly UV-resistant dopant

Shih Hsien Liu, Po Jen Yang, Hong-Cheu Lin*

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Abstract

A highly ultraviolet (UV)-resistant dopant 3HBBTfV consisting of an a-trifluomethyl vinylbenzene (TfV) moiety was synthesized and mixed with a commercial LC host (A) to promote its dielectric anisotropy in LC mixture C (A:3HBBTfV = 9:1 w/w). Their electric-optical properties were studied and compared with those of an analogous commercial LC mixture B composed of LC mixture A (as a commercial host) mixed with the same weight ratio (10% wt.) of a commercial component 3HBEBTf containing a 3,4,5-trifluorobenzene (BTf) moiety. The electro-optical properties of voltage holding ratio (VHR) values and voltage-transmission (V-T) curves of LC mixture C were sustained after the UV irradiation. These results showed that dopant 3HBBTfV (acting as an UV stabilizer) demonstrated a higher stability under UV exposure in contrast to commercial component 3HBEBTf. Therefore, LC mixture C (containing UV-resistant dopant 3HBBTfV) exhibited good UV resistance, high dielectric anisotropy, and excellent electro-optical properties.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)764-773
Number of pages10
JournalOptical Materials Express
Volume5
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2015

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