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

Abstract

Composite optical devices 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.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. Pittsford, NY
  2. Henrietta, NY
  3. Fairport, NY
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Univ. of Rochester, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
868012
Patent Number(s):
5054888
Assignee:
University of Rochester (Rochester, NY)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
C - CHEMISTRY C09 - DYES C09K - MATERIALS FOR MISCELLANEOUS APPLICATIONS, NOT PROVIDED FOR ELSEWHERE
G - PHYSICS G02 - OPTICS G02B - OPTICAL ELEMENTS, SYSTEMS, OR APPARATUS
DOE Contract Number:  
FC08-85DP40200
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
methods; composite; optical; devices; employing; polymer; liquid; crystal; materials; adhesive; elements; assembling; heated; compound; viscosity; form; optically; transparent; substrates; molecules; oriented; crystalline; glass; transition; temperature; provide; desired; effects; polarization; selective; reflection; cements; assembly; providing; device; transparent substrate; crystal material; liquid crystalline; optically transparent; liquid crystal; optical device; transition temperature; glass transition; optical devices; selective reflection; polymer liquid; composite optical; devices employing; parent substrate; crystal materials; /349/156/252/

Citation Formats

Jacobs, Stephen D, Marshall, Kenneth L, and Cerqua, Kathleen A. Methods of making composite optical devices employing polymer liquid crystal. United States: N. p., 1991. Web.
Jacobs, Stephen D, Marshall, Kenneth L, & Cerqua, Kathleen A. Methods of making composite optical devices employing polymer liquid crystal. United States.
Jacobs, Stephen D, Marshall, Kenneth L, and Cerqua, Kathleen A. Tue . "Methods of making composite optical devices employing polymer liquid crystal". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/868012.
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abstractNote = {Composite optical devices 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.},
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