Mottram, Nigel J. and Elston, Steve J. (2001) The influence of polar surface anchoring on switching in antiferroelectric liquid crystals. Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals, 364 (1). pp. 361-371. ISSN 1542-1406Full text not available in this repository. (Request a copy from the Strathclyde author)
We present a theoretical investigation into the effects of polar anchoring in a liquid crystal cell containing an antiferroelectric liquid crystalline material. Our model includes effects due to finite polar and non-polar anchoring, quadrupolar ordering and polarization self interaction. We find that the presence of quadrupolar ordering or weak anchoring means that the cell may be primed into the thresholdless state through a discontinuous transition from an initial antiferroelectric state.
|Keywords:||antiferroelectric liquid crystals, polar anchoring, theory, thresholdless switching, quadrupolar ordering, Mathematics, Materials Science(all), Chemistry(all), Condensed Matter Physics|
|Subjects:||Science > Mathematics|
|Department:||Faculty of Science > Mathematics and Statistics|
|Depositing user:||Dr Nigel Mottram|
|Date Deposited:||03 Mar 2007|
|Last modified:||22 Mar 2017 09:05|