Singh, G. and Prakash, G. Vijaya and Kaur, S. and Choudhary, A. and Biradar, A. M. (2008) Molecular relaxation in homotropically aligned ferroelectric liquid crystals. Physica B: Condensed Matter, 403 (18). pp. 3316-3319. ISSN 0921-4526

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Uniform and defect-free homeotropic (HMT) alignment of ferroelectric liquid crystals (FLC) cells have been successfully achieved by a non-contact technique, namely, magnetic field-assisted alignment; otherwise such alignment is difficult by conventional methods. Frequency–temperature dependent dielectric studies, confirm the presence of stable molecular relaxation around the short axis of FLC molecule, throughout SmC*–SmA* phases with minimum low-frequency fluctuations, known as Goldstone modes. The proposed non-contact alignment method, combined with FLC-based HMT configuration, would be much promising for integrated-optoelectronic devices, such as micro-mirror displays.

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Subjects: Physics
Depositing User: Ms Neetu Chandra
Date Deposited: 17 Apr 2015 07:40
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