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Ferroelectric smectic liquid crystals in the bent-core family: alignment for V-shaped analog switching
Author(s): David M. Walba; Eva Korblova; Renfan Shao; Joseph E. Maclennan; Darren R. Link; Noel A. Clark
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Paper Abstract

Possible applications of the novel antiferroelectric/ferroelectric phases exhibited by achiral bent-core mesogens (termed banana phases, B phases, or bow- phases in the literature) are considered. Specifically, in a ferroelectric bow-phase, alignment such that the molecular bow plane of the bent mesogens is parallel to the substrates, anchoring the polarization parallel to the substrates, should afford an ideal geometry for analog `V- shaped switching' devices.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 October 1999
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3800, Liquid Crystals III, (14 October 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.365806
Show Author Affiliations
David M. Walba, Univ. of Colorado/Boulder (United States)
Eva Korblova, Univ. of Colorado/Boulder (United States)
Renfan Shao, Univ. of Colorado/Boulder (United States)
Joseph E. Maclennan, Univ. of Colorado/Boulder (United States)
Darren R. Link, Univ. of Colorado/Boulder (United States)
Noel A. Clark, Univ. of Colorado/Boulder (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3800:
Liquid Crystals III
Iam-Choon Khoo, Editor(s)

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