A chevron model of the electroclinic effect across the SA*-SC* phase transition in a SSFLC

Steve M. Beldon, Nigel J. Mottram, Steve J. Elston

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Abstract

We here present a thorough model of the electroclinic effect across the SA*-SC* phase transition, being the first to incorporate the vertical chevron structure. This structure has previously been observed in the SC* phase of surface-stabilised FLC (SSFLC) devices, and some experimental evidence suggests that it may be present in the electroclinic effect [1-3]. Excellent agreement is achieved when comparing this model with previous experimental results of optical tilt through the A-C* transition for a SSFLC cell with homogeneous alignment.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)729-783
Number of pages54
JournalMolecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals
Volume365
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2001

Keywords

  • electroclinic effect
  • chevron structure
  • SSFLC

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