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dc.contributor.authorBranch, J.
dc.contributor.authorThompson, Raymond G.
dc.contributor.authorTaylor, Jefferson W.
dc.contributor.authorSalamanca-Riba, Lourdes G.
dc.contributor.authorMartínez-Miranda, Luz J.
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-18T14:52:19Z
dc.date.available2014-11-18T14:52:19Z
dc.date.issued2014-04-30
dc.identifier.citationBranch, J., Thompson, R., Taylor, J. W., Salamanca-Riba, L., & Martínez-Miranda, L. J. (2014). ZnO nanorod-smectic liquid crystal composites: Role of ZnO particle size, shape, and concentration on liquid crystal order and current-voltage properties. Journal of Applied Physics, 115(16)en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11141/408
dc.description.abstractThis paper investigates how changing the ZnO nanorod size and concentration in a smectic liquid crystal affect the order of the liquid crystal and the current-voltage (I-V) curves in these ZnO nanorods - octylcyanobiphenyl (8CB) liquid crystal nanocomposites. 7 × 5 × 5 and 18 × 7 × 7 nm3 nanorods show an improvement in the alignment of the liquid crystal with increasing weight percentage of ZnO nanoparticles, up to a concentration of approximately 35% wt., similar to our previous results on ZnO nanoparticles with 8CB. The resulting I-V curves are comparable to those obtained in other organic materials used for photovoltaic applications. The I-V response of these nanorod-liquid crystal nanocomposite represents an order of magnitude improvement over what was obtained with spherical nanoparticles.en_US
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dc.rightsCopyright 2014 American Institute of Physics. This article may be downloaded for personal use only. Any other use requires prior permission of the author and the American Institute of Physics. The following article appeared in J. Appl. Phys. 115, 164313 and may be found at: http://scitation.aip.org/content/aip/journal/jap/115/16/10.1063/1.4874266ten_US
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dc.titleZnO nanorod-smectic liquid crystal composites: Role of ZnO particle size, shape, and concentration on liquid crystal order and current-voltage propertiesen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1063/1.4874266


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