Please login first
Nanomaterials in liquid crystals as ion-generating and ion-capturing objects
1  University of Colorado Colorado Springs


The majority of tunable liquid crystal devices are driven by electric fields. The performance of such devices can be altered by the presence of small amounts of ions in liquid crystals. Therefore, the understanding of possible sources of ions in liquid crystal materials is very critical to a broad range of existing and future applications employing liquid crystals. Recently, nanomaterials in liquid crystals have emerged as a hot research topic promising for its implementation in the design of wearable and tunable liquid crystal devices. An analysis of published results revealed that nanodopants in liquid crystals can act as either ion-capturing agents or ion-generating objects. In this presentation, a recently developed model of contaminated nanomaterials in liquid crystals is analyzed. Nanoparticle-enabled ion capturing and ion generation regimes in liquid crystals are discussed within the framework of the proposed model. This model is in a very good agreement with existing experimental results. Practical implications and future research directions are also discussed.  

Keywords: liquid crystals; ions; nanomaterials; contaminated nanoparticles; ionic contamination; ion generation; ion trapping; adsorption/desorption
Comments on this paper
Cándida Pastor
Interesting work, I have a two question:
How can you define a liquid crystal? Under what conditions can you work for a future application?
Yuriy Garbovskiy
Thank you for your great comments. In this elementary model liquid crystals and nanodopants are defined by means of their material-related parameters (adsorption and desorption rate constants, surface density of adsorption sites, density etc.). These parameters depend on the type of liquid crystals, ionic impurities, and nanomaterials. Depending on a particular application, different criteria to select appropriate liquid crystals and nanodopants can be applied (in other words, specific applications can require either ion capturing or ion generation regimes).

Cándida Pastor
Ok, thanks for your answers

Kathleen Swafford
This is my first opportunity to visit this website. I found some interesting things andSpider Man Black Cat Costume I will apply to the development of my blog. Thanks for sharing useful information.

Buy Youtube views
I like your blog post. Keep on writing this type of great stuff. I'll make sure to follow up on your blog in the future. buy youtube subscribers cheap

Buy Youtube views
I want to say that this post is awesome, nice written and come with approximately all significant info. I'd like to look more posts like this. Buy Twitter followers