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Light-induced surface-mediated director reorientation in a nematic cell
Author(s): Denis Andrienko; Yuri Kurioz; Yuri A. Reznikov; Victor Yu. Reshetnyak
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Paper Abstract

Surface driven reorientation effects in a nematic liquid crystal cell caused by light-induced changes of the anchoring energy were studied. The threshold director reorientation takes place for the perpendicular directions of the reference and light-induced easy axes. The transition was found to be close to the second-order one revealing the critical increase of the director thermal fluctuations in the vicinity of the transition point. The mentioned effects were experimentally studied in cells of liquid crystal 5CB aligned by the photosensitive azo-containing polymer layer.

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Date Published: 1 February 1998
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 3318, Liquid Crystals: Physics, Technology, and Applications, (1 February 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.299993
Show Author Affiliations
Denis Andrienko, Institute of Physics (Ukraine)
Yuri Kurioz, Institute of Physics (Ukraine)
Yuri A. Reznikov, Institute of Physics (Italy)
Victor Yu. Reshetnyak, Institute of Surface Chemistry (Ukraine)


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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