New polymer-LC-based material for optoelectronics developed in Krasnoyarsk

New polymer-LC-based material for optoelectronics developed in KrasnoyarskKrasnoyarsk researchers in Siberia have developed a new composite material for optoelectronics, based on polymers, liquid crystals, and ionic surfactants

Researchers at the Krasnoyarsk-based Kirensky Institute of Physics in Siberia have developed a new composite material for optoelectronics, based on polymers, liquid crystals, and ionic surfactants, Globalsib.com reported. Ionic surfactants, also known as surface-active substances, are compounds that lower the surface tension between two liquids or between a liquid and a solid, and with their degreasing and wash active abilities have an array of cleaning applications. According to Oksana Prishchepa, the project manager, the scientists have come up with a ?brand new concept of controlling the optical properties of liquid crystal (LC) materials.? The approach is believed to considerably broaden the area of LC applications...