A Material for Liquid Crystal Cell
Abstract: A material which consists of ultra-fine Ferro-particles suspended in a liquid crystal. To stabilize the suspension, ferro-particles can be covered by a surfactant, and a polymer network can be included in the suspension.
This invention is a new promising fast-switching highly-sensitive type of liquid crystal material that can be used for information displays, electro-optical devices, telecommunication systems, and optical processing, etc.
The proposed ferro-electric suspensions in liquid crystals possess advanced electro-optics characteristics in comparison to traditional materials and devices due to high dielectric anisotropy and spontaneous polarization of ferro-particles.
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