Joshi, Tilak and Singh, Shri and Choudhary, Amit and Pant, R. P. and Biradar, A. M. (2013) Mechanism of homeotropic alignment of ferroelectric liquid crystals doped with ferro-fluid and applications. Applied Physics Letters, 103 (3). 034110-1-034110-5. ISSN 0003-6951

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We report homeotropic (HT) alignment of ferroelectric liquid crystal (FLC) doped with various concentrations of ferro-fluid (FF) without using any type of alignment layer. The FF induced HT alignment of FLC was found to be dependent on the doping concentration as revealed by optical micrographs, contact angle, and dielectric spectroscopy studies. Higher water contact angle of FF doped FLC films with respect to pure FLC film suggests higher surface energy of FF doped FLC than the surface energy of substrate. The physico-chemical mechanism together with steric model successfully explains the HT alignment of the studied FLC on the ITO substrate.

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