Photopolymerisable nematic liquid crystals for electroluminescent devices

A. E.A. Contoret, S. R. Farrar, S. M. Kelly, J. E. Nicholls, M. O'Neill, G. J. Richards

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Electroluminescence is achieved from photopolymerized films of methacrylate and diene-ester containing monodisperse liquid crystals. It is shown that the diene-ester chromophore has minimal photodegradation on polymerization. The relative merits of using methacrylates and diene-esters as polymerizable groups are compared.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1629-1630
Number of pages2
JournalSynthetic Metals
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Mar 15
Externally publishedYes


  • Electroluminescence
  • Nematics
  • Photoluminescence
  • Polymer networks

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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