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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., 2018, 18 (3), 82—88.
DOI: 10.18083/LCAppl.2018.3.82

Regularities of Formation of Polymer-Dispersed Liquid Crystal Materials Doped with Carbon Nanotubes

O. Yu. Podyacheva1, E. V. Matus1, A. N. Suboch1,2, G. M. Zharkova2

Author affiliations
1Boreskov Institute of Catalysis,
5 Akad. Lavrentieva Ave., Novosibirsk, 630090, Russia
2Khristianovich Institute of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics,
4/1 Institutskaya St., Novosibirsk, 630090, Russia

New composites based on polymer-dispersed liquid crystal materials and carbon nanotubes have been developed. The effect of pre-mechanical activation of multi-walled carbon nanotubes and nitrogen-containing carbon nanotubes (N-CNTs) as well as the use of ultrasound and sedimentation on the stability of carbon-organic solvent suspensions was studied. The optimal conditions for obtaining suspensions stable for 10 days, were determined. The possibility of using these suspensions for the formation of new liquid crystals – polymer – N-CNTs composites stably operating during 15 cycles of the electric field switch on and switch off is shown.

Keywords: multi-walled carbon nanotubes, nitrogen, defects, polymer dispersed liquid crystals

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