Accession Number:

ADA355462

Title:

Effect of Molecular Structure on the Electrooptic Performance of Electroclinic Liquid Crystals

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC CENTER FOR BIOMOLECULAR SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

Report Date:

1995-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

The correlation between molecular structure and electrooptic performance is studied for novel room temperature chiral smectic A liquid crystals. It is observed that slight modifications of the hydrocarbon chain connected to the chiral center result in dramatic differences in their electrooptic performance. If the hydrocarbon chain is shortened or if a double bond is localized at the end of the hydrocarbon chain, the tilt angle, electroclinic coefficient, and switching time are significantly suppressed.

Subject Categories:

  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE