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Total internal reflection studies of a ferroelectric liquid crystal/anisotropic solid interface
Author(s): Zhiming Zhuang; Noel A. Clark; Michael Meadows
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Paper Abstract

The interface stabilized director n- polarization P orientation states near a ferroelectric liquid crystal (FLC)-solid interface are investigated using the total internal reflection technique. Experiments are carried out with the solid surface coated with a film of rubbed polymer (nylon 6/6), commonly used to align FLCs in the surface stabilized FLC (SSFLC) electro-optic devices. Direct measurements of the effects of the external electric field on surface molecular orientation under the influence of the rubbed polymer are reported in this paper.

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Date Published: 1 June 1991
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 1455, Liquid-Crystal Devices and Materials, (1 June 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.44685
Show Author Affiliations
Zhiming Zhuang, Univ. of Colorado/Boulder (United States)
Noel A. Clark, Univ. of Colorado/Boulder (United States)
Michael Meadows, Displaytech, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1455:
Liquid-Crystal Devices and Materials
Paul S. Drzaic; Uzi Efron, Editor(s)

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