Patent Number: 6,251,301

Title: Ferroelectric liquid crystal devices

Abstract: Ferroelectric liquid crystal devices having two spaced cell walls each bearing electrode structures and treated on at least one facing surface with an alignment layer, and a layer of a smectic liquid crystal material enclosed between the cell walls, exhibits a minimum in its response time versus voltage curve. The crystal material has two components, A and B.

Inventors: Sage; Ian C. (Malvern, GB), McDonnell; Damien G. (Malvern, GB), Jones; John C. (Malvern, GB), Slaney; Andrew (Malvern, GB)

Assignee: The Secretary of State for Defence in Her Brittanic Majesty's Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britian and Northern Ireland

International Classification: C09K 19/42 (20060101); C09K 19/44 (20060101); C09K 19/46 (20060101); C09K 19/02 (20060101); C09K 019/06 (); C09K 019/30 (); C09K 019/00 (); C09K 019/12 (); C09K 019/34 ()

Expiration Date: 06/26/2018