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Segmental motion of ferroelectric liquid crystal polymer and elastomer during electro-optical switching
Author(s): Sergej V. Shilov; H. Skupin; Friedrich Kremer; Kent Skarp; P. Stein; Heino Finkelmann
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Paper Abstract

Application of both the conservative rapid scan and a novel step-scan Fourier-transform spectroscopy enables us to follow the intra- and intermolecular motion of ferroelectric liquid crystalline polymers and elastomers during electro- optical switching on a time scale from seconds down to microseconds. It has been detected that although all molecular parts move synchronously in course of the switching, the amplitude of such motions is different. The obtained results are discussed in terms of the role played by the molecular segments during the process of reorientation.

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Date Published: 1 February 1998
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 3318, Liquid Crystals: Physics, Technology, and Applications, (1 February 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.299987
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Sergej V. Shilov, Institute of Macromolecular Compounds (Russia) and Univ. of Leipzig (United States)
H. Skupin, Univ. of Leipzig (Germany)
Friedrich Kremer, Univ. of Leipzig (Germany)
Kent Skarp, Chalmers Univ. of Technology (Sweden)
P. Stein, Univ. of Freiburg (Germany)
Heino Finkelmann, Univ. of Freiburg (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3318:
Liquid Crystals: Physics, Technology, and Applications
Jolanta Rutkowska; Stanislaw J. Klosowicz; Jerzy Zielinski; Jozef Zmija, Editor(s)

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