Photorefractive liquid crystals doped with electron donor and acceptor molecules

Gary P. Wiederrecht, Beth A. Yoon, Michael R. Wasielewski

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We report recent improvements in the photorefractive performance of liquid crystalline thin film composites containing electron donor and acceptor molecules. The improvements primarily result from optimization of the exothermicity of the intermolecular charge transfer reaction and improvement of the diffusion characteristics of the photogenerated ions. Photorefractivity resulting from intramolecular charge transfer dopants is also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)901-902
Number of pages2
JournalSynthetic Metals
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1997


  • Non-Linear optical methods
  • Photoconductivity
  • Semiconductor films

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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