Patent Number: 8,580,144

Title: Blue phase liquid crystal nanocomposites and devices containing the same

Abstract: A composition including nanocomposites formed from blue phase liquid crystals that are stabilized with dopants and nanorods such as metallic nanorods and/or carbon nanotubes. Devices including the compositions are disclosed that provide increases temperature ranges as well as reduction in threshold voltage and turn on voltage, in addition to the inherent blue phase liquid crystal properties of sub-millisecond response time in the field induced Kerr effect.

Inventors: Chien; Liang-Chy (Hudson, OH), Hwang; Jeoung Yeon (Dajeon, KR), Wong; Jenny-Marie (Tonawanda, NY)

Assignee: Kent State University

International Classification: C09K 19/52 (20060101); C09K 19/06 (20060101); C09K 19/32 (20060101); C09K 19/00 (20060101); C09K 19/08 (20060101); G02F 1/1333 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2022-11-12 0:00:00