Laser-induced dielectric anisotropy of a hybrid liquid crystal composite made up of methyl red and fullerene C60

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

Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, vol.351, pp.2798-2801, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Abstract
  • Volume: 351
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jnoncrysol.2005.04.083
  • Title of Journal : Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids
  • Page Numbers: pp.2798-2801


Electro-optical properties of a hybrid liquid crystal composite are investigated in the presence of laser-induced effects. In the scope of this work, various measurements were performed to analyze the effect of laser pumping on molecular reorientation. Electro-optical parameters are investigated under dark and laser-induced conditions for fullerene-doped and undoped samples. Experimental results show a dependence on laser pumping of the switching voltage for reorientation. Dielectric anisotropy is also studied for the mentioned conditions and its dependency is quantatively estimated by capacitive measurements. © 2005 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.