In this study, the dielectric parameters of E7 coded nematic liquid crystal (NLC) composites containing the different amounts of rubrene fluorescent dye were investigated. E7, E7+0.5 wt.% Rubrene, and E7+1.0 wt.% Rubrene samples were prepared. Frequency dependent dielectric constants (ɛ′ and ɛ′′), dielectric anisotropy (Δε′), and ac conductivity (σac) graphs of rubrene doped E7 NLC composites were obtained by dielectric spectroscopy method and compared with pure E7 NLC. By using these graphs, relaxation frequency (fR), relaxation time (τR), dielectric strength (δɛ′), and crossover frequency (fc) parameters of the E7 NLC and its rubrene doped composites were determined. An increase in fR from 3.045 MHz to 3.697 MHz for 0 V and from 627 kHz to 686 kHz for 40 V was observed with increasing rubrene concentration. On the other hand, a decrease in τR from 0.052 μs to 0.043 μs for 0 V and from 0.254 μs to 0.232 μs for 40 V was seen with increasing rubrene concentration. Furthermore, an increase in fc from 1.145 MHz to 1.298 MHz was obtained with increasing rubrene concentration. The results show that the dielectric parameters change with the concentration of rubrene and it is thought that this study will provide a basis for investigating the dielectric properties of rubrene doped NLC composites. Moreover, it is concluded that the produced composites are a suitable base material for electro-optical device applications such as smart displays, photonics and electrical circuit elements.
|Subjects||Chemical Engineering (Other)|
|Journal Section||Research Articles|
|Publication Date||September 30, 2023|
|Submission Date||December 29, 2022|
|Published in Issue||Year 2023 Volume: 10 Issue: 3|