Magnetically steered liquid crystal-nanotube switch

Ingo Dierking, S. Eren San

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    A magnetically steered electric switch based on nematic liquid crystal-single-wall carbon nanotube dispersions is demonstrated. The device exploits the conductivity anisotropy of nanotubes in combination with the magnetic Freedericksz transition of a nematic liquid crystal. The performance is characterized with respect to the electric measuring field amplitude, frequency and sample cell gap. The dynamic behavior indicates a response time of approximately 4 s, and possible applications for magnetic field sensors are discussed. © 2005 American Institute of Physics.
    Original languageEnglish
    Article number233507
    Pages (from-to)1-3
    Number of pages2
    JournalApplied Physics Letters
    Issue number23
    Publication statusPublished - 2005


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