Thermo-Reversible Gelation of Liquid Crystals using Di-benzylidene-D-Sorbitol

R.H.C. Janssen, V. Stumpflen, M.C.W. Boxtel, van, C.W.M. Bastiaansen, D.J. Broer, T.A. Tervoort, P. Smith

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    Abstract

    Mechanically stable thermo-reversible gels of the liquid-crystal LC-E7 with 1,3:2,4-Di-O-benzylidene-D-sorbitol (DBS) form white light-scattering films that are reversibly switchable to a clear state by AC electric fields. It is established that the light-scattering nature of DBS/LC-E7 gels is an intrinsic material property that originates from the occurence of a monotectic-type point (mesotectic) at very low DBS-concentration in the phase diagram of the DBS/LC-E7 system.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)117-126
    Number of pages9
    JournalMacromolecular Symposia
    Volume154
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2000

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