The Effect of Curing Temperature on the Morphology and Electro-Optical Properties of a Flexible UV-Cured Polymer Dispersed Liquid Crystal (PDLC)
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Polymer Dispersed Liquid Crystal Technology
Submission Deadline: August 31, 2021 (Open) Submit Now
Hassan-Ali Hakemi, PhD
Affiliation: Plastic Liquid Crystal Technology, Italy
Research Interests: industrial development of plastic Polymer Dispersed Liquid Crystal (PDLC) devices; Liquid Crystal Polymers (LCP) and surfactants, Polymer Stabilized Liquid Crystal (PSLC); liquid crystal elastic constants by light scattering; mass transport in liquid crystals by optical microscopy; nematic, cholesteric and smectic liquid crystals: metal-organic liquid crystals.
Stanislaw J. Klosowicz, Professor
Affiliation: Military University of Technology, Poland
Research Interests: liquid crystals; composites; electrooptics; optoelectronics; materials science.
About This Topic
Although Polymer-Dispersed Liquid Crystals (PDLC) are only small part of liquid crystal science but they are interesting from both scientific and application points of view. Such a composite system makes possible to combine the elasticity of the polymer and the electric driving of optical properties of liquid crystal. Despite a reproduction of many electrooptic and thermooptic effects observed in thin layers of different liquid crystal phases also unique ones were found in PDLC composites. The electrooptic effect of electrically-induced light transmission has been successfully adopted for a construction of intimacy glasses. The methods of PDLC preparation are still improved including the effect of the composite morphology on its electrooptic behavior. New polymer matrices and new liquid-crystalline materials are introduced. Moreover the third component of the PDLC composites have been extensively studied including dyes, graphene oxide, carbon nanorods and nanocrystals.
The scope of this special edition will be a review of recent academic research developments and industrial evolution of PDLC technology. Original research reports, review articles, communications, and perspectives etc. are welcome in all areas pertinent to this topic. All accepted papers will be published totally free of charge.
PDLC; material and process parameters; electro-optical properties; UV and thermal curing; industrial evolution; applications and devices; theoretical models.
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