Studies of polymer ball type polymer dispersed liquid crystal films

S. J. Chang, Y. C. Yin, C. M. Lin, A. Y.G. Fuh

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Polymer dispersed liquid crystals (PDLC) are potentially useful as new types of display devices. By applying an electric field, one can switch the PDLC cell from a highly scattering opaque state to a transparent state. Normal PDLC cells consist of liquid crystal droplets, having sizes on the order of micrometers, embedded in a transparent polymer matrix. In this paper, we report the development of a new kind of PDLC cell with a distinct type of polymer morphology, referred to as `reverse' or `polymer ball' type. The electro-optical behavior and the micro structure of the PDLC films were investigated by a He-Ne laser and the scanning electron microscopy (SEM), respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)287-292
Number of pages6
JournalMaterials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - 1996
EventProceedings of the 1996 MRS Spring Symposium - San Francisco, CA, USA
Duration: 1996 Apr 81996 Apr 11

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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