J, Prakash and A, Choudhary and Kaur , S. and Mehta , D. S. and Biradar , A. M. (2008) Memory effect in weakly anchored surfaces of deformed helix ferroelectric liquid crystals. Physical Review E, 78 (2). 021707-1-021707-6. ISSN 1095-3787

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A wide-range memory effect in deformed helix ferroelectric liquid crystals (DHFLCs) has been investigated by electro-optical and textural methods. A comparative study has been performed on strongly and weakly anchored surfaces of DHFLC cells. The saturation voltage has been compared in both types of cells by studying the variation of tilt angle and spontaneous polarization with applied voltage. The long-lasting memory effect has been observed in untreated (weakly anchored) cells. It has been proposed that perfect memory in DHFLC cells without any surface treatment is due to the possibility of the absence of depolarization and ionic charges over the surfaces of the cells.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Physics
Depositing User: Ms Neetu Chandra
Date Deposited: 16 Apr 2015 11:36
Last Modified: 16 Apr 2015 11:36
URI: http://npl.csircentral.net/id/eprint/1096

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