Orientational and electro-optical properties of liquid crystal aligned with a directly spinnable carbon nanotube web

Hyojin Lee, Ji-Hoon Lee, Chi P. Huynh, Stephen C. Hawkins, Mustafa Musameh, Dae Hyung Kim, Seung Hee Lee, Jonghyun Choi

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Abstract

We investigated the orientational and electro-optical properties of a nematic liquid crystal (LC) aligned with a directly spinnable carbon nanotube (CNT) web functioning both as an electrode and as an alignment layer. The LC molecules were uniformly oriented along the drawing direction of the CNT web and the spatially averaged birefringence was comparable to a rubbed polyimide sample. The CNT web sample also showed smaller residual DC and hysteresis compared to the polyimide sample.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)322 - 327
Number of pages6
JournalLiquid Crystals
Volume42
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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