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Liquid Crystals and their Application
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Zhidkie kristally i ikh prakticheskoe ispol'zovanie

Жидкие кристаллы и их практическое использование

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Zhidk. krist. ikh prakt. ispol'z. = Liq. Cryst. and their Appl., 2015, 15 (3), 91—102.
DOI: 10.18083/LCAppl.2015.3.91

Optical Methods of Forming Highly Structured Polymer-Liquid Crystal Composites

G. M. Zharkova1, O. Yu. Podyacheva2, S. А. Streltsov3

Author affiliations
1Khristianovich Institute of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics SB RAS,
4/1 Institutskaya St., Novosibirsk, 630090, Russia
2Boreskov Institute of Catalysis SB RAS,
5 Lavrentieva Ave., Novosibirsk, 630090, Russia
3Novosibirsk State Technical University,
20 Karl Marx Ave., Novosibirsk, 630073, Russia

The article deals with properties of the polymer-liquid crystal composites formed by optical holography and modified by carbon nanoparticles. The influence of the composition, formation modes, prepolymer composition characteristics on electro-optical properties of the obtained holographic reflective and polarization gratings is discussed. The effect of the modification of the polymer-liquid crystal composites by doping with carbon nanoparticles up to 0,1 % on the exploitation characteristics of the recorded gratings is discussed.

Keywords: liquid crystals, polymer-dispersed liquid crystals, carbon nanofibres, polarizing and reflective holography

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