Double minimum in the surface stabilized ferroelectric liquid crystal switching response

Brown, CV ORCID: 0000-0002-1559-3238, Hind, JM, Lymer, KP and Jones, JC, 2004. Double minimum in the surface stabilized ferroelectric liquid crystal switching response. Applied Physics Letters, 85 (10), pp. 1763-1765. ISSN 0003-6951

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A double minimum has recently been observed in the time–voltage switching response for a smectic C* liquid crystal layer in the surface stabilized geometry (“Ferroelectric Liquid Crystal Device,” K. P. Lymer and J. C. Jones, U.K. Patent No. GB2338797, 17th June 1999). Liquid crystal continuum theory is used to demonstrate that this unusual switching behavior arises if the equilibrium orientation of the molecular director rotates around the smectic cone as a function of distance through one half of the layer only. The double minimum is shown to evolve for large differences between the ε2 and ε1 components of the smectic C biaxial permittivity tensor.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Applied Physics Letters
Creators: Brown, C.V., Hind, J.M., Lymer, K.P. and Jones, J.C.
Publisher: American Institute of Physics
Place of Publication: Melville, NY
Date: 2004
Volume: 85
Number: 10
ISSN: 0003-6951
Rights: © 2004 American Institute of Physics
Divisions: Schools > School of Science and Technology
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 10:37
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 13:34

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