Molecular alignment of axially-symmetric sheared polymer network liquid crystals

Yung Hsun Wu*, Yi-Hsin Lin, Ju Hyun Lee, Hongwen Ren, Xiangyi Nie, Shin Tson Wu

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Abstract

An axially-symmetric sheared polymer network liquid crystal (AS-SPNLC) device is demonstrated and its performances characterized. The formation mechanism of the AS-SPNLC is investigated by observing the dynamic pattern change of the structure during the fabrication process. We also analyze the structure from the electro-optic properties and then construct a simulation model to explain the observed phenomena. Several potential applications, such as tunable-focus negative lens and spatial polarization converter, are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
JournalMolecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals
Volume454
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Sep 2006

Keywords

  • Axially-symmetric and polymers
  • Liquid-crystal devices

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