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Carbon nanotubes in liquid crystals as versatile functional materials
Scalia, Giusy; Lagerwall, Jan; Schymura, Stefan et al.
2007In Physica Status Solidi B. Basic Research, 244 (11), p. 4212-4217
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Keywords :
carbon nanotube; liquid crystals; Raman spectroscopy
Abstract :
[en] Liquid crystals can be easily aligned in desired directions by treated surfaces or by external fields. The least ordered liquid crystal phase, the nematic, exhibits orientational order that can be easily transferred onto carbon nanotubes dispersed in it. The alignment of the carbon nanotubes can be demonstrated by po- larized Raman spectroscopy. Carbon nanotubes not only well integrate in the matrix but also, even at very low concentration, have a detectable effect on the liquid crystal properties that can be very attractive for display applications. The presence of big aggregates of carbon nanotubes, on the other hand, interfere strongly with the switching behaviour of the liquid crystal, as we can show following the local switching of liquid crystal molecules with Raman spectroscopy.
Disciplines :
Materials science & engineering
Author, co-author :
Scalia, Giusy
Lagerwall, Jan  ;  Universität Stuttgart
Schymura, Stefan
Haluska, Miroslav
Giesselmann, Frank
Roth, Siegmar
Language :
English
Title :
Carbon nanotubes in liquid crystals as versatile functional materials
Publication date :
2007
Journal title :
Physica Status Solidi B. Basic Research
ISSN :
1521-3951
Publisher :
Wiley, Berlin, Germany
Volume :
244
Issue :
11
Pages :
4212-4217
Peer reviewed :
Peer Reviewed verified by ORBi
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