TITLE

Refractive index gradients and light scattering in polymer-dispersed liquid crystal films

AUTHOR(S)
Drzaic, Paul S.; Gonzales, Anne M.
PUB. DATE
March 1993
SOURCE
Applied Physics Letters;3/22/1993, Vol. 62 Issue 12, p1332
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Compares the light scattering properties of polymer-dispersed liquid crystal films incorporating different nematic mixtures. Effect of power on the film turbidity; Strength of the scattering of unpowered films; Implications of refractive index differences for scattering cross section.
ACCESSION #
4337905

 

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