Low power consumption and high-contrast light scattering based on polymer-dispersed liquid crystals doped with silver-coated polystyrene microspheres.

Polymer-dispersed liquid crystals (PDLCs) have attracted considerable attention for optical device applications in recent years. However, the high operating voltage of PDLCs limits their applications. This study reports a simple approach used for the first time to decrease the operating voltage of PDLCs by means of doping 3 μm-diameter silver-coated… (More)