Banana-shaped dopants for flexoelectric nematic mixtures
Aziz, Nayar; Kelly, Stephen M.; Duffy, Warren; Goulding, Mark
Professor Stephen Kelly S.M.Kelly@hull.ac.uk
The synthesis is reported of new meta-substituted quaterphenyls and several related dimers as dopants for nematic mixtures with flexoelectric properties. The number and nature of the terminal substituents is varied from apolar with a small dipole moment to polar with a strong dipole moment. The number of methylene units in the flexible aliphatic spacer between the polyfluorinated aromatic groups of the dimers is also varied. Dimers capable of banana-shaped conformers induce an increase in the flexoelectric coefficients of mixtures containing them and reduce the clearing point to a small extent.
Aziz, N., Kelly, S. M., Duffy, W., & Goulding, M. (2008). Banana-shaped dopants for flexoelectric nematic mixtures. Liquid crystals, 35(11), 1279-1292. https://doi.org/10.1080/02678290802522114
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Acceptance Date||Sep 28, 2008|
|Online Publication Date||Dec 5, 2008|
|Publisher||Taylor & Francis|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|Article Number||PII 906182072|
|Keywords||Banana‐shaped dopant; Flexoelectric nematic; Quarterphenyl; Dimer|
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