Liquid-crystal–carbon-nanotube composite: A chemophysical point of view

Andy Ying Guey Fuh, Wei Lee, Kevin Yu Chia Huang*

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Abstract

This paper aims to provide insight into the chemophysical nature of the composite of liquid crystal (LC) and carbon nanotube (CNT). A dilute colloid of CNT dispersed in a nematic was prepared for dielectric and birefringence measurements. Molecular dynamics calculations revealed that the polarizability anisotropy of CNT, which induces anisotropic dipolar moments when the composite is subjected to an electric field, plays an important role in enhancing the dielectric anisotropy of the nematic host. Based on the results, field-activated LC materials containing tiny amounts of CNT are expectable for potential applications in LC devices.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Intelligent Technologies and Engineering Systems, ICITES 2013
EditorsCheng-Yi Chen, Cheng-Fu Yang, Jengnan Juang
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages171-177
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9783319045726
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2014
Event2nd International Conference on Intelligent Technologies and Engineering Systems, ICITES 2013 - Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Duration: 12 Dec 201314 Dec 2013

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Electrical Engineering
Volume293
ISSN (Print)1876-1100
ISSN (Electronic)1876-1119

Conference

Conference2nd International Conference on Intelligent Technologies and Engineering Systems, ICITES 2013
CountryTaiwan
CityKaohsiung
Period12/12/1314/12/13

Keywords

  • Carbon nanotube
  • Liquid crystal

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