Novel ferroelectric liquid crystals consisting glassy liquid crystal as chiral dopants

Huang-Ming Chen*, Yun Yen Tsai, Chi Wen Lin, Han Ping David Shieh

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A series of ferroelectric liquid crystals consisting new glassy liquid crystals (GLCs) as chiral dopants were prepared and evaluated for their potentials in fast switching ability less than 1 ms. The properties of pure ferroelectric glassy liquid crystals (FGLCs) and mixtures were reported in this paper. In particular, the novel FGLC possessing wide chiral smectic C mesophase over 100°C is able to suppress smectic A phase of host. The mixture containing 2.0% GLC-1 performs greater alignment ability and higher contrast ratio than R2301 (Clariant, Japan) in a 2 μm pre-made cell (EHC, Japan). These results indicate that novel FLC mixtures consisting glassy liquid crystals present a promising liquid crystal materials for fast switching field sequential color displays.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLiquid Crystals X
StatePublished - 30 Nov 2006
EventLiquid Crystals X - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: 13 Aug 200615 Aug 2006

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


ConferenceLiquid Crystals X
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA


  • Ferroelectric liquid crystal
  • Field sequential color displays
  • Glassy liquid crystal


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