Dielectric properties of laser-induced conditions in a hybrid composite made by doping a side-chain liquid crystalline polymer

San S. E. , Okutan M. , Koysal O., Ono H.

Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, vol.351, pp.2764-2767, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Abstract
  • Volume: 351
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jnoncrysol.2005.03.051
  • Title of Journal : Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids
  • Page Numbers: pp.2764-2767


A side-chain liquid crystalline polymer (SLCP) was investigated by measuring the laser-induced effects on molecular reorientation. A 20 mW He-Cd (λ = 441.6 nm) laser was used as a pumping source during the measurements, which were performed by an impedance analyzer to see the effect of laser illumination on the polymer-doped and non-polymered samples. Dielectric anisotropy dependency is quantitatively estimated via capacitive measurements. Our results show that laser pumping causes a considerable decrease in the required amount of voltage for reorientation in the constructed SLCP composite. © 2005 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.