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Optically isotropic-nanostructured liquid crystal composite with high Kerr constant
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10.1063/1.2838352
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http://aip.metastore.ingenta.com/content/aip/journal/apl/92/4/10.1063/1.2838352

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FIG. 1.

Chemical structure of (a) additive chiral dopant, , and (b) photocurable prepolymers, TMPTA and RM257.

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FIG. 2.

(a) Cell geometry for measurement of the electro-optical Kerr effect. (b) Induced birefringence vs of several composites prepared from host LC with . The slope indicates Kerr constant. LC-1Comp. denotes LC composite prepared from host LC-1. Other notations are also the same.

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FIG. 3.

A comparison of the Kerr constant of LC/polymer composites consisted of the host LC with the value of of host nematic LCs.

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FIG. 4.

(a) Observed LC parameters of and for chosen three host LCs (LC-2, LC-4, and LC-5). (b) The observed Kerr constants of LC/polymer composites made from three host LCs chosen.

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FIG. 5.

A comparison of the Kerr constant of LC/polymer composites consisted of the host LC with the value of of host nematic LCs.

Tables

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Table I.

Observed LC parameters of host nematic LC at a certain reduced temperature .

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Scitation: Optically isotropic-nanostructured liquid crystal composite with high Kerr constant
http://aip.metastore.ingenta.com/content/aip/journal/apl/92/4/10.1063/1.2838352
10.1063/1.2838352
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