Applied Physics Letters
Liquid Crystals, Phase Transitions, Sn2P2S6, Behavior
We report on the development of a dilute suspension of ferroelectric particles in a nematic liquid-crystal(LC) host. We found that the submicron particles do not disturb the LC alignment and the suspension macroscopically appears similar to a pure LC with no readily apparent evidence of dissolved particles. The suspension possesses enhanced dielectricanisotropy, and is sensitive to the sign of an applied electric field.
Reznikov, Yurii; Buchnev, Olexander; Tereshchenko, Olexander; Reshetnyak, Victor; Glushchenko, Anatoliy; and West, John L. (2003). Ferroelectric Nematic Suspension. Applied Physics Letters 82(12), 1917-1919. doi: 10.1063/1.1560871 Retrieved from http://digitalcommons.kent.edu/chempubs/6