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Thiol-ene reaction based polymer dispersed liquid crystal composite films with low driving voltage and high contrast ratio

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DateAccepted/In press - 23 Dec 2018
DateE-pub ahead of print (current) - 15 Jan 2019
Number of pages13
Early online date15/01/19
Original languageEnglish


In this study, polymer dispersed liquid crystal composite films are obtained via a one-step fabrication technique based on photo-initiated polymerization-induced phase separation in a thiol-vinyl ether reaction. The effects of the compositions of two vinyl monomers, curing light intensity, curing light time, liquid crystal content and thiol content on the electro-optic properties of the polymer dispersed liquid crystal films were systematically investigated. It was demonstrated that a composite film with a low driving voltage (33.7 V), high contrast ratio (228.1) and short response time (<5.0 ms) was achieved. This is of great significance for the potential applications of polymer dispersed liquid crystal composite films.

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  • contrast ratio, driving voltage, polymer dispersed liquid crystal, Thiol-ene reaction

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