A cholesteric liquid crystal device having stable uniform lying helix structure
Yip, W.C.; Welch, Chris; Mehl, Georg H.; Wilkinson, Timothy D.
Professor Georg Mehl G.H.Mehl@hull.ac.uk
Professor of Organic and Materials Chemistry
Timothy D. Wilkinson
A cholesteric liquid crystal device having the uniform lying helix (ULH) structure shows stable and reversible characteristics and it has been demonstrated for the analogue modulation in 10 micro-second response time at room temperature. The device comprises a polymer-free chiral nematic liquid crystal mixture and the photoalignment layer is irradiated by the UV light to cause a preferred orientation of the liquid crystal. The ULH structure is obtained by cooling the liquid crystal mixture from the isotropic phase transition temperature in the presence of electric field. On the electrical and thermal cycling, no noticeable hysteresis has been observed. In addition, the tilt angle and response time have been measured in good agreement with Meyer's theory on the flexoelectric effect in liquid crystals.
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Publication Date||Feb 1, 2020|
|Journal||Journal of Molecular Liquids|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|APA6 Citation||Yip, W., Welch, C., Mehl, G. H., & Wilkinson, T. D. (2020). A cholesteric liquid crystal device having stable uniform lying helix structure. Journal of Molecular Liquids, 299, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.molliq.2019.112141|
|Keywords||Physical and Theoretical Chemistry; Spectroscopy; Materials Chemistry; Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics; Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials; Condensed Matter Physics|
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