Study of the striped texture in the polymer network stabilized ferroelectric liquid crystal cells

Jian Jun Li, Zong Kai Wang, Zhi Hua Ling, Yan Qing Tian, Xi Min Huang

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    Abstract

    A monomer with reactive diacrylate was mixed with a commercial ferroelectric liquid crystal (FLC) mixture and polymerized under U. V. irradiation together with the application of an electric field of ± 50 V and 10Hz to obtain polymer network stabilized ferroelectric liquid crystals (PNSFLC) . Polarized microscope and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) were used to study the molecule texture and the polymer network structure. It is found that the polymer network formed in the SmC* phase is anisotropic and fibrils-like , and the PNSFLC cell shows a striped texture. The striped texture is explained by the elastic free energy theory.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)1316-1317
    Number of pages2
    JournalWuli Xuebao/Acta Physica Sinica
    Volume47
    Issue number8
    StatePublished - 1998

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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