Aggregation States and Bistable Light Switching of (Liquid Crystalline Polymer)/(Low Molecular Weight Liquid Crystal) Mixture Systems

Tisato Kajiyama, Hirotsugu Kikuchi, Akira Miyamoto, Satoru Moritomi, Jenn Chiu Hwang

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Abstract

Binary mixtures composed of side chain type-liquid crystalline polymer (LCP) and low molecular weight liquid crystal (LMWLC) of which chemical structure is similar to the mesogenic side chain of LCP were prepared. Good miscibility between LCP and LMWLC was obtained in a mesophase state over a whole range of concentration. Response time of molecular reorientation by an imposed electric field remarkably decreased with an increase in the fraction of LMWLC. A new type of reversible and bistable electro-optical effect based on light scattering was proposed for the mixture system in a smectic state.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)817-820
Number of pages4
JournalChemistry Letters
Volume18
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1989

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