Accession Number:

AD0731758

Title:

Nematic Liquid Crystals for Air Force Displays.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. Oct 69-Sep 70,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE MATERIALS LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Report Date:

1971-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

82.0

Abstract:

Possible applications for nematic liquid crystals in Air Force displays are examined. A number of homologous liquid crystal series were synthesized in an attempt to expand the nematic temperature range. Several systems which are nematic well below room temperature in a stable phase were found. The factors influencing dynamic scattering were examined with regard to modes of activation, response times, relaxation times and opacity. Several feasibility devices demonstrating the use of nematic liquid crystals in displays were constructed. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE