Kumar, A. and Biradar, A. M. (2011) Effect of cadmium telluride quantum dots on the dielectric and electro-optical properties of ferroelectric liquid crystals. Physical Review E, 83 (4). 041708. ISSN 1095-3787

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We present here the dielectric and electro-optical studies of cadmium telluride quantum dots (CdTe QDs) doped ferroelectric liquid crystals (FLCs). It has been observed that the doping of CdTe QDs not only induced a pronounced memory effect but also affected the physical parameters of FLC material (LAHS19). The modifications in the physical parameters and memory effect of LAHS19 are found to depend on the concentration ratio of CdTe QDs. The lower concentration of CdTe QDs (1–3 wt%) enhanced the values of spontaneous polarization and rotational viscosity of LAHS19 material but did not favor the memory effect, whereas a higher concentration of CdTe QDs (>5 wt%) degraded the alignment of LAHS19 material. The doping of ∼5 wt% of CdTe QDs is found to be the most suitable for achieving good memory effect without significantly affecting the material parameters.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Physics > Mathematical Physics
Physics > Physics of Fluids and Plasmas
Depositing User: Abhishek Yadav
Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2012 07:03
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2012 07:03
URI: http://npl.csircentral.net/id/eprint/862

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