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Title: Polarization-tilt coupling for surface stabilized ferroelectric liquid crystal
Authors: Bhattacharyya, Surjya Sarathi
Mukherjee, A
Chaudhuri, B K
Wu, S L
Keywords: Ferroelectric liquid crystal;Electro-optic;Switching phenomenon
Issue Date: May-2009
Publisher: CSIR
Abstract: A ferroelectric liquid crystal (FLC) material in surface stabilized geometry has been characterized by polarized optical microscopic technique and detailed study of temperature dependent spontaneous polarization (PS) and tilt angle ( θ) have been carried out. The tilt angle ( θ) has been measured in a newly developed electro-optic method. The coupling coefficient between molecular polarization (PS) and tilt ( θ) has been determined in accordance with extended Landau theory.
Page(s): 372-376
ISSN: 0019-5596
Appears in Collections:IJPAP Vol.47(05) [May 2009]

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