Application and new developments in polymer-dispersed liquid crystal simulation studies

Young Jae Jeon, Yin Bingzhu, June Tak Rhee, David Cheung, Muhammad Jamil

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Abstract

Polymer-dispersed liquid crystals (PDLCs) represent an important new class of materials with electro-optic applications such as flexible displays, large-area devices projection displays, electrically switchable windows, etc. On considering such applications of these materials, many studies have been performed on the experimental side. Similarly, research on the simulation side for the PDLCs is of the fundamental interest too. The present article contains a short review on the present and past simulation studies of PDLCs. Various molecular simulation approaches applied to PDLC systems by different groups are reviewed here. In addition some new findings of the bulk phases are also extensively described.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)643-659
Number of pages17
JournalMacromolecular Theory and Simulations
Volume16
Issue number7
Early online date20 Sep 2007
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 25 Sep 2007

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Keywords

  • monomers
  • Monte Carlo simulation
  • nematogenic molecules
  • polymer-dispersed liquid crystals
  • polymer-induced phase separation
  • reaction-induced phase separation
  • temperature-induced phase separation

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