MRS Proc. 1999 DOI: 10.1557/proc-559-229 View full text
G.P. Sinha, M. Kreuzer, F.M. Aliev

Abstract: ABSTRACTNematic liquid crystals filled with Aerosil particles are new heterogeneous materials important for different optoelectronic applications. These materials are suspensions of small silica particles, about 10-17 nm in diameter, dispersed in nematic liquid crystals. The particles are known to form a network structure dividing liquid crystal into domains with linear size approximately 250 nm. We used both hydrophilic and hydrophobic particles, filling them with the nematic liquid crystal-5CB.Broad band die…

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