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  • Vol. 2, Iss. 3 — Sep. 1, 2006
  • pp: 247–253

High Performance Room Temperature Nematic Liquid Crystals Based on Laterally Fluorinated Isothiocyanato-Tolanes

Sebastian Gauza, Shin-Tson Wu, Anna Spadło, and Roman Dabrowski

Journal of Display Technology, Vol. 2, Issue 3, pp. 247-253 (2006)

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High birefringence and low viscosity isothiocyanates liquid crystal single compounds and eutectic mixtures, based solely on laterally fluorinated aromatic rigid core structures, are reported. Extraordinarily high values of figure-of-merit were observed at room temperature and also elevated temperatures for the nematic mixtures we formulated. Potential applications of such mixtures for laser beam steering at λ=1.55 μm using optical phased arrays are emphasized.

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Sebastian Gauza, Shin-Tson Wu, Anna Spadło, and Roman Dabrowski, "High Performance Room Temperature Nematic Liquid Crystals Based on Laterally Fluorinated Isothiocyanato-Tolanes," J. Display Technol. 2, 247-253 (2006)

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