Intro to PDLCs
Polymer Dispersed Liquid Crystals: A Look Back, A Look Ahead by Paul S. Drzaic
Liquid Crystal Dispersions by Paul S Drzaic
Polymer-Dispersed Liquid Crystals
Liquid Crystal Online Lab
A good room temperature nematic is a liquid crystal mixture called E7. It is stable at a wide range of temperatures (-20 – 60 C). 12 EUR / g for 100g.
5CB (4-Cyano-4′-pentylbiphenyl) ($9/g from China, $14/g Rexscientific)
Polymer with a good refractive index match to LCs: NOA65, $30/oz. UV curable.