Choudhary, Amit and Kumar, Ajay and Kaur, Sarabjot and Prakash, Jai and Biradar, Ashok Manikrao (2009) Enormous Change in Tilt Angle and Transition Temperature of Smectic C*–Smectic A Phase in Electroclinic Liquid Crystal Material. Japanese Journal of Applied Physics , 48 (5). 050201-1-050201-3. ISSN 1347-4065

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Optical and textural studies have been carried out on special class of ferroelectric liquid crystals (FLCs) known as de Vries electroclinic liquid crystals (ELCs) in conjunction with ethanol (C2H5OH). Ethanol shifts the threshold voltage to a low value of 3 V and nearly doubles the optical tilt in the ELC under study. Addition of ethanol shifts the smectic C*–smectic A (Sm C*–Sm A) phase transition temperature remarkably thereby suggesting a strong interaction between ELC and ethanol. The typical randomized structure of de Vries ELCs probably paves way to a possible interaction with ethanol.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Copyright for this article belongs to M/s Japan Society of Applied Physics
Subjects: Physics
Depositing User: Ms Neetu Chandra
Date Deposited: 28 Aug 2012 07:22
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