Room-temperature switching behavior of ferroelectric liquid crystals in thin cells

Patel, J. S.
December 1985
Applied Physics Letters;12/15/1985, Vol. 47 Issue 12, p1277
Academic Journal
Ferroelectric liquid crystal confined between glass plates with a conductive coating and an alignment promoting layer is examined for bistability and threshold behavior. Bistability and the presence ora dynamic threshold are established in thin cells around 1-2 µm thick. When 1/(pulse width) is plotted versus the voltage of the pulse required to switch the sample, a linear relationship between these two quantities is observed above about 4 V.


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