cholesteric material

cholesteric material

[kə′les·tə·rik mə′tir·ē·əl]
(physical chemistry)
A liquid crystal material in which the elongated molecules are parallel to each other within the plane of a layer, but the direction of orientation is twisted slightly from layer to layer to form a helix through the layers.
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Another performance advantage of the new cholesteric material derives from its light scattering mechanism, which does not require polarizers or backlighting.
He concentrates research on the development of PDLC and cholesteric materials for use in electro-optic devices and on photoalignment of liquid crystals.