Malik, A. and Choudhary , A. and Silotia, P. and Biradar, A. M. and Singh, V. K. and Kumar, N. (2010) Effect of graphene oxide nanomaterial in electroclinic liquid crystals. Journal of Applied Physics, 108 (12). 124110-1-124110-6. ISSN 1089-7550

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The collective dielectric relaxation studies have been carried out on the electroclinic liquid crystals (ELCs) doped with 0.1 to 0.2 wt % of graphene oxide (GO) in the frequency range of 20 Hz to 1 MHz. The GO favors for a good quality vertical alignment without any surface treatment of the substrates. The coupling of GO with indium tin oxide (ITO) substrate and ELC materials affects the molecular ordering and supports the ELC molecules to be aligned along the GO attached to the ITO surface in vertical direction. The vertical alignment can be changed to homogeneous by applying a high bias field to the sample and such converted homogeneous cell shows an additional dielectric relaxation peak in the low frequency side of Goldstone mode in SmC∗ phase due to presence of GO whereas in the pure material no such peak was observed. The frequency separation of both peaks (Goldstone mode and an additional peak) increases with temperature and low frequency peak vanishes near transition temperature.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Physics
Depositing User: Ms Neetu Chandra
Date Deposited: 04 Apr 2012 10:53
Last Modified: 04 Apr 2012 10:53

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