Light Emission from Liquid Crystal and Quantum Rods

Prof. Kristiaan Neyts

ELIS Department, Ghent University, Gent, Belgium

Friday, May 20, 2016 / 11:00am-12:00am @ CREOL 103


Liquid crystal is optically anisotropic and light emitted from within such a material has particular properties. Long-shaped molecules align their long axis parallel with the liquid crystal director and emit polarized light. Quantum rods also have a long shape and have anisotropic light absorption and emission properties. At low concentration these quantum rods do not form a liquid crystal phase, but they can be aligned individually when a voltage is applied.



Kristiaan Neyts is full research professor at Ghent University in the Electronics and Information Systems department of the Faculty of Engineering Sciences and Architecture. He obtained his PhD in 1992 at UGent on thin film electroluminescence and made a post-doc at UC Berkeley in 1997-1998. Now he is heading the Liquid Crystals and Photonics group that is conducting research in the fields of liquid crystals, OLEDs, electrophoresis and microscopy. This group of 20 researchers has expertise in device technology, numerical simulations and electro-optical characterization of photonic components. He is the promoter of 18 completed PhDs (since 2004) and co-author of over 200 papers.

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