Correlation between the electro-optical Kerr effect and physical parameters of nematogens

Suk Won Choi, Shin Ichi Yamamoto, Yasuhiro Haseba, Hirotsugu Kikuchi

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The relationship between the Kerr effect in an isotropic phase in the vicinity of phase transition temperature (TNI) from isotropic to nematic phase and material parameters of the nematogens has been investigated. We could conclude that a strong correlation was confirmed between the Kerr constant in the vicinity of TNI and the material parameters; the larger Kerr effect was observed in the prepared nematogen that also had larger product value of Δn × Δε × K33/K11, which can be useful knowledge for designing novel nematogens with high Kerr constant.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)190-193
Number of pages4
JournalOptical Materials
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • General Computer Science
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Spectroscopy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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