Flow effect in director relaxation of bookshelf aligned smectic C liquid crystals

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Abstract

We present a theoretical investigation of the director orientation and induced flow in a 'bookshelf' aligned cell of smectic C liquid crystal. The director is shown to relax to equilibrium and induce a flow when a high magnitude electric field is suddenly removed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)271-278
Number of pages7
JournalMolecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals
Volume413
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004

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Keywords

  • Flow In Smectic C
  • Relaxation In Smectic C
  • Smectic C Liquid Crystals

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