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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Wuli Xuebao/Acta Physica Sinica|
|State||Published - Dec 1 1998|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physics and Astronomy(all)