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Two-domain texture obtained in FLC cell showing V-shaped switching and surface electroclinic effect
Author(s): Pawel Perkowski; Kenji I. Arai; Tetsuya Miyashita; Tatsuo Uchida
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Paper Abstract

We investigated V-shaped switching in ferroelectric liquid crystal (FLC) mixture. Using standard, symmetrical preparation of the LC cells we obtained texture called 'two- domain texture.' In our opinion an appearance of this texture is related to surface electroclinic effect. We proposed to use non-symmetrical treatment of alignment surfaces. Textures obtained in this way are much uniform than the previous ones. The paper presents the results of theoretical investigations and experimental work.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 June 2002
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 4759, XIV Conference on Liquid Crystals: Chemistry, Physics, and Applications, (27 June 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.472143
Show Author Affiliations
Pawel Perkowski, Military Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Kenji I. Arai, Tohoku Univ. (Japan)
Tetsuya Miyashita, Tohoku Univ. (Japan)
Tatsuo Uchida, Tohoku Univ. (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4759:
XIV Conference on Liquid Crystals: Chemistry, Physics, and Applications

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