Malik, Anu and Prakash, Jai and Silotia, Poonam and Biradar, Ashok M. (2009) Enhanced Memory Effect in Conducting Polymer Coated Surfaces of Ferroelectric Liquid Crystals. Applied Physics Express, 2 (12). 121401-1-121401-3. ISSN 1882-0786

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The influence of conducting polymer, poly(3-hexylthiophene) (P3HT), on the memory behavior of ferroelectric liquid crystal material has been investigated by textural, electro-optical, and dielectric spectroscopic methods. It has been observed that the memory effect decreases as concentration of P3HT is increased. The good memory effect has been observed when ∼0.2% (w/v) of P3HT in chloroform solution was used. We also observed that the memory effect in deep Sm C* is not much pronounced but it increases as one goes to near Sm C*–Sm A transition temperature. The observed memory effect has been attributed to minimization of depolarization field and ionic charges.

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Subjects: Physics
Depositing User: Ms Neetu Chandra
Date Deposited: 27 Aug 2012 12:24
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