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DESIGN AND SYNTHESIS OF FERROELECTRIC LIQUID CRYSTALS FOR HIGH SPEED…

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Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
10635
Program Year/Program:
1990 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
10635
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
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Displaytech Incorporated
2602 CLOVER BASIN DR LONGMONT, CO 80503 7604
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1990
Title: DESIGN AND SYNTHESIS OF FERROELECTRIC LIQUID CRYSTALS FOR HIGH SPEED APPLICATIONS
Agency: NSF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $225,024.00
 

Abstract:

THE LONG RANGE SCIENTIFIC GOALS OF THIS RESEARCH ARE TO INCREASE UNDERSTANDING OF THE CORRELATION OF MOLECULAR STRUCTURE WITH PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF FERROELECTRIC LIQUID CRYSTAL (FLC) PHASES, AND TO TEST STRATEGIES FOR DESIGN OF NEW MATERIALS. THE PRACTICAL GOAL IS THE INVENTION OF NEW FLC MATERIALS WITH PROPERTIES SUITED FOR INCORPORATION INTO COMMERCIAL FLC SHUTTERS AND LARGE-AREA MATRIX DISPLAYS. FERROELECTRIC (CHIRAL) SMECTIC C* LIQUID CRYSTALS HAVE BEEN SHOWN TO EXHIBIT HIGH SPEED, MULTISTATE ELECTRO-OPTIC AND DISPLAY DEVICE APPLICATIONS, PARTICULARLY WHEN INCORPORATED INTO THE SURFACE STABILIZED FERROELECTRIC LIQUID CRYSTAL (SSFLC) LIGHT VALVE. THE BEST MATERIALS FOR USE IN SUCH DEVICES WOULD HAVE A HIGH FERROELECTRIC POLARIZATION AND LOWORIENTATIONAL VISCOSITY, AFFORDING A FAST ELECTRO-OPTIC RESPONSE TIME, BROAD TEMPERATURE RANGE, AND EXCELLENT CHEMICAL STABILITY. NO MATERIALS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE, HOWEVER, POSSESS THE REQUIRED SPEED (4

Principal Investigator:

Michael D Wand
Principal Investigator
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Displaytech Inc.
2200 Central Ave Boulder, CO 80301

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