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Title: Methods of making composite optical devices employing polymer liquid crystal

Abstract

Composite optical devices are disclosed using polymer liquid crystal materials both as optical and adhesive elements. The devices are made by assembling a heated polymer liquid crystal compound, while in a low viscosity form between optically transparent substrates. The molecules of the polymer are oriented, while in the liquid crystalline state and while above the glass transition temperature (T[sub g]) of the polymer, to provide the desired optical effects, such as polarization, and selective reflection. The liquid crystal polymer cements the substrates together to form an assembly providing the composite optical device. 7 figures.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
The University of Rochester (Rochester, NY)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
7275668
Patent Number(s):
5054888 A
Application Number:
PPN: US 7-042185
Assignee:
The University of Rochester (Rochester, NY) OAK; EDB-94-111129
DOE Contract Number:  
FC08-85DP40200
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 24 Apr 1987
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; COMPOSITE MATERIALS; FABRICATION; OPTICAL EQUIPMENT; ADHESIVES; BONDING; ORIENTATION; POLYMERS; SUBSTRATES; EQUIPMENT; JOINING; MATERIALS; 420000* - Engineering; 360601 - Other Materials- Preparation & Manufacture

Citation Formats

Jacobs, S.D., Marshall, K.L., and Cerqua, K.A. Methods of making composite optical devices employing polymer liquid crystal. United States: N. p., 1991. Web.
Jacobs, S.D., Marshall, K.L., & Cerqua, K.A. Methods of making composite optical devices employing polymer liquid crystal. United States.
Jacobs, S.D., Marshall, K.L., and Cerqua, K.A. Tue . "Methods of making composite optical devices employing polymer liquid crystal". United States.
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abstractNote = {Composite optical devices are disclosed using polymer liquid crystal materials both as optical and adhesive elements. The devices are made by assembling a heated polymer liquid crystal compound, while in a low viscosity form between optically transparent substrates. The molecules of the polymer are oriented, while in the liquid crystalline state and while above the glass transition temperature (T[sub g]) of the polymer, to provide the desired optical effects, such as polarization, and selective reflection. The liquid crystal polymer cements the substrates together to form an assembly providing the composite optical device. 7 figures.},
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year = {1991},
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