Ganguly, Prasun and Kumar, Ajay and Tripathi, Shashank and Haranath, D. and Biradar, A. M. (2014) Effect of functionalisation of carbon nanotubes on the dielectric and electro-optical properties of ferroelectric liquid crystal. Liquid Crystals, 41 (6). pp. 793-799. ISSN 0267-8292

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We present the results based on dielectric, electro-optical and photoluminescence (PL) measurements of a ferroelectric liquid crystal (FLC) doped with differently functionalised (-COOH, -OH and -NH2 groups) multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs). Functional group induced significant modifications in the dielectric permittivity (epsilon '), dielectric loss factor (tan delta), PL intensity and material parameters of MWCNT/FLC composites have been observed. We found that MWCNTs functionalised with -OH and -NH2 have enhanced the dielectric properties and the PL intensity of FLC material remarkably. The observed results have been explained on the basis of the interaction between FLC material and functionalised MWCNTs. The present study is our sincere attempt to understand the effect of functionalisation of MWCNTs on the FLC properties.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: ferroelectric liquid crystal; carbon nanotubes; photoluminescence
Subjects: Chemistry
Materials Science
Depositing User: Dr. Rajpal Walke
Date Deposited: 22 Sep 2015 10:43
Last Modified: 22 Sep 2015 10:43

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