Ferroelectric Liquid Crystals For Non-Display Applications


A brief review of non-display devises based on ferroelectric liquid crystals (FLC’s) is presented. The development of ferroelectric liquid crystal materials and corresponding electrooptical elements for non-display applications have been considered.

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Haase, W., Ganzke, D. & Pozhidaev, E.P. Ferroelectric Liquid Crystals For Non-Display Applications. MRS Online Proceedings Library 559, 15–26 (1999). https://doi.org/10.1557/PROC-559-15

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