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Low viscosity, high birefringence liquid crystalline compounds and mixtures

1Institute of Chemistry, Military University of Technology, 2 Kaliskiego Str., 00-908, Warsaw, Poland

2Institute of Applied Physics Problems, 220064, Minsk, Belarus

3College of Optics/CREOL, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, 32816, USA

© 2007 SEP, Warsaw. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 3.0 License. (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0)

Citation Information: Opto-Electronics Review. Volume 15, Issue 1, Pages 47–51, ISSN (Online) 1896-3757, DOI: 10.2478/s11772-006-0055-4, March 2007

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2007-03-01

Abstract

Two types of fast switching mixtures with high positive dielectric anisotropy were described. The first type, with a birefringence below 0.3, was designed for devices operating at room or lower temperatures and the second one, with a birefringence higher than 0.3 for devices operating at elevated temperatures.

Keywords: isothiocyanatobiphenyls; isothiocyanatoterphenyls; isothiocyanatotolanes; phase transitions; nematic high birefringence mixtures

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