Advanced Functional Materials

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21_20/2011Carbon Nanotubes: Super-Fast Switching of Twisted Nematic Liquid Crystals on 2D Single Wall Carbon Nanotube Networks (Adv. Funct. Mater. 20/2011)

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.

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