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Low-voltage blue-phase liquid crystals with polyaniline-functionalized graphene nanosheets

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Abstract

A small amount of polyaniline functionalized graphene (G–PANI, 0.03–2.00%) nanosheets was doped into conventional polymer-stabilized blue phase liquid crystals (PS-BPLCs), and the electro-optical property effects were studied. The driving capability of BPLCs can be much improved in that the Kerr constant of BPLCs doped with 0.05 wt% G–PANI is increased by ∼55% compared with that of BPLCs without G–PANI. Meanwhile, this composite exhibits no degradation of electro-optical properties, such as response time, hysteresis and residual birefringence.

Graphical abstract: Low-voltage blue-phase liquid crystals with polyaniline-functionalized graphene nanosheets

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The article was received on 30 Oct 2013, accepted on 19 Dec 2013 and first published on 23 Jan 2014


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C3TC32138J
J. Mater. Chem. C, 2014,2, 1730-1735

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    Low-voltage blue-phase liquid crystals with polyaniline-functionalized graphene nanosheets

    S. Ni, H. Li, S. Li, J. Zhu, J. Tan, X. Sun, C. P. Chen, G. He, D. Wu, K. Lee, C. Lo, A. Lien, J. Lu and Y. Su, J. Mater. Chem. C, 2014, 2, 1730
    DOI: 10.1039/C3TC32138J

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