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Temperature induced anchoring transition in nematic liquid crystal cell
Author(s): Yuri Kurioz; Dmitry Kurysh; Victor Yu. Reshetnyak; Yurii Reznikov
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Paper Abstract

We found a thermally-induced threshold reorientation of the nematic liquid crystal from homeotropical alignment to planar one. The fenomenon was observed in a symmetric cell with inner surfaces covered with fluoro polyvinyl-cinnamate. This threshold reorientation is an anchoring transition of the second order. We suggest that a competition of aligning abilities of flexible polymer fragments and main polymer chains is the basic reason for this phenomenon.

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Date Published: 3 December 2003
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 5257, Ninth International Conference on Nonlinear Optics of Liquid and Photorefractive Crystals, (3 December 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.545839
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Yuri Kurioz, Institute of Physics (Ukraine)
Dmitry Kurysh, Institute of Physics (Ukraine)
Victor Yu. Reshetnyak, National Taras Shevchenko Univ. of Kyiv (Ukraine)
Yurii Reznikov, Institute of Physics (Ukraine)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5257:
Ninth International Conference on Nonlinear Optics of Liquid and Photorefractive Crystals
Gertruda V. Klimusheva; Andrey G. Iljin; Sergey A. Kostyukevych, Editor(s)

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