Improvement of permanent memory effect in PDLC films using TX-100 as an additive

  title={Improvement of permanent memory effect in PDLC films using TX-100 as an additive},
  author={Maria Catarina Coutinho Varela da Silva and Jo{\~a}o Luis Figueirinhas and Jo{\~a}o Sotomayor},
  journal={Liquid Crystals},
  pages={124 - 130}
ABSTRACT A number of polymer dispersed liquid crystal (PDLC) films based on dimethacrylate monomers were synthesised by polymer-induced phase separation (PIPS) using polyethylene glycol p-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)-phenyl ether (TX-100) as an additive up to total solution weight of 10% aiming to modify the initial anchorage force of the liquid crystal (LC) molecules to the polymeric matrix. The effects of the addition of this additive to the PDLC films were studied resorting to electro-optical… 
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