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Keywords:

  • single wall carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) networks;
  • conjugated block copolymer;
  • solution process;
  • nanocomposite;
  • liquid crystal alignment;
  • rubbing;
  • super fast switching
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A high-performance liquid crystal (LC) alignment layer of ultrathin single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) is developed along with a conjugated block copolymer nanocomposite that is solution-processible for con-ventional twisted nematic (TN) LC cells. On page 3843, Dae-Shik Seo, Cheolmin Park, and co-workers show that a LC cell prepared on this extremely trans-parent nanocomposite gave rise to superfast switching of the TN LC molecules, four times faster than that on a commercial polyimide layer.