Prakash, J. and Choudhary , A. and Mehta, D. S. and Biradar, A. M. (2009) Effect of carbon nanotubes on response time of ferroelectric liquid crystals. Physical Review E, 80 (1). 012701-1. ISSN 1095-3787

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We present the results of the fast electro-optic response of multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs)-doped deformed helix ferroelectric liquid crystal (DHFLC). The fastening of the response in MWCNTs-doped DHFLC has been attributed to the decrease in rotational viscosity and increase in anchoring energy. The decrease in the former is due to the experience of the torque both by MWCNTs and DHFLC and perturbation of order parameter of the DHFLC while the increase in the latter is due to the π-π electrons stacking between the MWCNTs, DHFLC molecules, and alignment layers. The increase in conductance in doped cells has also been observed.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Physics
Depositing User: Ms Neetu Chandra
Date Deposited: 23 Aug 2012 08:29
Last Modified: 23 Aug 2012 08:29

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