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Pyroelectric studies on liquid crystals
Author(s): Kent Skarp; Gunnar Andersson; Rudolf Zentel; H. Poths
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Paper Abstract

We have studied the pyroelectric behavior of both low molecular weight and polymeric ferroelectric liquid crystals. The alignment and electric quality of the pyroelectric LC samples is found to strongly influence the measured pyrosignal. The pyroelectric current is recorded as a function of temperature, and by a calibration procedure absolute values of the pyroelectric coefficient can be obtained. For a well-aligned siloxane copolymer FLC with high spontaneous polarization, a maximum value of about 13 nC/cm2.K for the pyroelectric coefficient was evaluated, comparable to values found for low-molar mass compounds.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 April 1995
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2408, Liquid Crystal Materials, Devices, and Displays, (24 April 1995);
Show Author Affiliations
Kent Skarp, Chalmers Univ. of Technology (Sweden)
Gunnar Andersson, Chalmers Univ. of Technology (Sweden)
Rudolf Zentel, Univ. Mainz (Germany)
H. Poths, Univ. Mainz (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2408:
Liquid Crystal Materials, Devices, and Displays
Ranganathan Shashidhar; Uzi Efron, Editor(s)

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