Three-dimensional observation of polymer and liquid crystal director in highly oriented liquid crystal / polymer composite films which show electro-optical transparency-turbidity switching

Eiichi Ishida, Yasushi Okumura, Satoshi Niiyama, Hirotsugu Kikuchi

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Abstract

Polymer structure and azimuthal distribution of liquid crystal directors in highly oriented polymer / liquid crystal composite films were observed by using a confocal laser-scanning microscope. On the basis of the observed structure, we propose a new electro-optical mode of the composite film that the film acts as a phase modulator which generates light scattering by interference of light.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMOC 2019 - 24th Microoptics Conference
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages326-327
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9784863487123
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2019
Event24th Microoptics Conference, MOC 2019 - Toyama, Japan
Duration: Nov 17 2019Nov 20 2019

Publication series

NameMOC 2019 - 24th Microoptics Conference

Conference

Conference24th Microoptics Conference, MOC 2019
CountryJapan
CityToyama
Period11/17/1911/20/19

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Instrumentation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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    Ishida, E., Okumura, Y., Niiyama, S., & Kikuchi, H. (2019). Three-dimensional observation of polymer and liquid crystal director in highly oriented liquid crystal / polymer composite films which show electro-optical transparency-turbidity switching. In MOC 2019 - 24th Microoptics Conference (pp. 326-327). [8982795] (MOC 2019 - 24th Microoptics Conference). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.23919/MOC46630.2019.8982795