9 February 1996 Smart materials for polymer-stabilized reflective cholesteric displays
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Liquid crystal/polymer network composites are formed by mixing small amounts of mesogenic monomers and liquid crystals. The monomers are then photo-polymerized in liquid crystalline phases. The polymer networks, whose orientation is controlled by the surface alignment or external field, are anisotropic. Afterwards, we use the resultant ordered networks, influenced by the orientation of liquid crystals, to stabilize cholesteric textures and develop three different types of displays. A tunable chiral material (TCM), whose chirality can be photochemically altered by exposing the materials to UV light, is integrated into the production of a multicolor reflective cholesteric display.
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Liang-Chy Chien, Liang-Chy Chien, Mary N. Boyden, Mary N. Boyden, U. Mueller, U. Mueller, } "Smart materials for polymer-stabilized reflective cholesteric displays", Proc. SPIE 2716, Smart Structures and Materials 1996: Smart Materials Technologies and Biomimetics, (9 February 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.232149; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.232149
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