The thermally sensitive characteristics of a (smectic LCP/ nematic LC/chiral dopant) ternary composite system

Yang Huai, Hirokaku Yamane, Hirotsuku Kikuchi, Zhang Guo, Chen Xinfang, Tisato Kajiyama

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A transition between the transparent smectic A (SmA) phase and the light scattering chiral nematic (N*) phase was realized based on the thermally induced SmA ↔ N* phase transition for the homeotropically aligned [liquid crystalline polymer (LCP)/liquid crystal (LC)/chiral dopant] ternary composite system. The LCP played an important role in increasing the intensity of the light scattering of the heat-induced N* phase. Meanwhile the effects of the composition of the ternary composite system on the thermo-optical characteristics were also investigated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)667-676
Number of pages10
JournalLiquid Crystals
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1997


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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