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Fullerene-dispersed nematic liquid crystal structures: dynamic characteristics and self-organization processes


Research Institute for Laser Physics, Birzhevaya liniya 12, St. Petersburg, 199034, Russian Federation

A possible way to speed up the operation of liquid crystal structures based on nematic mixtures with a charge transfer complex between a fullerene and an organic molecule donor fragment is studied using pyridine and polyaniline monomers and polymers as systems with the donor-acceptor interaction. Self-organization is established to occur in such structures. A more than an order of magnitude reduction in switching time is shown to be achievable. A possible physical mechanism of accelerating the liquid crystal dipole reorientation stimulated with intermolecular complex formation is discussed.

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PACS: 42.70.Df, 42.79.Kr, 61.30.−v, 61.48.+c (all)
DOI: 10.1070/PU2005v048n04ABEH002101
URL: https://ufn.ru/en/articles/2005/4/e/
Citation: Kamanina N V "Fullerene-dispersed nematic liquid crystal structures: dynamic characteristics and self-organization processes" Phys. Usp. 48 419–427 (2005)
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Оригинал: Каманина Н В «Фуллеренсодержащие диспергированные нематические жидкокристаллические структуры: динамические характеристики и процессы самоорганизации» УФН 175 445–453 (2005); DOI: 10.3367/UFNr.0175.200504f.0445

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