Effect of charge transfer complex on electrical properties of 4-cyano-4′-pentylbiphenyl

Tomonori Koda, Toshihiro Mitsuyoshi, Akihiko Kanazawa, Akihiro Nishioka, Ken Miyata, Go Murasawa, Susumu Ikeda, Takeshi Miura, Yasuyuki Kimura

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The dielectric constant, threshold voltage, and response time were measured for a nematic binary mixture of 4-cyano-4′-pentylbiphenyl (5CB) molecules and the doped electron acceptor tetracyanoethylene (TCNE). The doping of TCNE caused a large increase in the dielectric constant and dielectric anisotropy. However, no marked improvement was achieved for threshold voltage and response time. Considering that the large increase was due to mobile charges in the system, we proposed a theoretical model to discuss the singularity that appeared in experimental results obtained in an electric field.

Original languageEnglish
Article number121404
JournalJapanese journal of applied physics
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2009

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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