Influence of the electric field on the quasibookshelf stripe deformation in an electroclinic

Crawford, G.P.; Geer, R.E.
December 1994
Applied Physics Letters;12/5/1994, Vol. 65 Issue 23, p2937
Academic Journal
Investigates the effects of electric field on the stripe domains formed by layer deformation in chiral smectic A liquid crystals. Increase of angle between layer normals with increasing electric field; Derivation of the true molecular tilt angle from optical transmission measurements; Importance of understanding the static nature of the stripe deformation.


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