Light shutters from nanocrystalline cellulose rods in a nematic liquid crystal

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Abstract

This work reports a recently developed electro-optical (EO) device that can potentially be used as a light shutter or a privacy window. By using nanocrystalline cellulose rods, we were able to improve some of the most relevant parameters characterising the EO behaviour. A brief description of the proposed working mechanism for these devices is presented, and numerical simulations based on this mechanism of both the optical transmission and the cells' electrical capacitance are compared with the obtained results, validating the underlying working model considered.
Original languageUnknown
Pages (from-to)769-773
JournalLiquid Crystals
Volume40
Issue numberNA
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013

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