Accession Number : ADD017457

Title :   Device for Low Electric-Field Induced Switching of Langmuir-Blodgett Ferroelectric Liquid Crystal Polymer Films.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 31 Dec 92, patented 8 Mar 94,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Naciri, Jawad ; Shashidar, Ranganathan ; Pfeiffer, Sebastian ; Fare, Thomas L

Report Date : 08 Mar 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : Devices in which a Langmuir-Blodgett film of a liquid crystal polymer is disposed between electrodes on the surface of a substrate exhibit fast ferrolectric switching in response to an electric field generated by the electrodes, and Langmuir-Blodgett films of a liquid crystal polymer exhibit pyroelectric properties even at thicknesses below 10-15 microns. (AN)

Descriptors :   *LIQUID CRYSTALS, *ELECTRODES, *FERROELECTRIC CRYSTALS, *PATENTS, LIGHT SCATTERING, POLARIZATION, ELECTROOPTICS, POLYMERS, VOLTAGE, ELECTRIC FIELDS, SUBSTRATES, OPTICAL ANALYSIS, INFRARED DETECTORS, PYROELECTRICITY, ELECTRONIC SWITCHING

Subject Categories : Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE