Self-Organization and Dynamic Characteristics Study of Nanostructured Liquid Crystal Compounds
Fullerene-doped liquid crystal compounds have been considered as new nanostructured materials with promising photosensitivity and speed parameters. Self-organization in liquid crystal mesophase based on charge-transfer complexes between an organic donor and fullerene has been investigated. The switch-on time of 50 μs has been obtained. The results are discussed from the viewpoint of increasing the system polarizability and a possible transition from the nematic phase to the smectic one, which is caused by a complex formation.
Radu Robert Piticescu, Witold Lojkowski and John R. Blizzard
N. V. Kamanina et al., "Self-Organization and Dynamic Characteristics Study of Nanostructured Liquid Crystal Compounds", Solid State Phenomena, Vol. 106, pp. 145-148, 2005