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Fredericksz transition threshold in nematic liquid crystals filled with ferroelectric nano-particles

Fredericksz transition threshold in nematic liquid crystals filled with ferroelectric nano-particles
Fredericksz transition threshold in nematic liquid crystals filled with ferroelectric nano-particles
A key liquid crystalline property for electro-optic applications is the Frederiks threshold electric field. There has been recent experimental interest in liquid crystal-based colloidal suspensions in which the colloidal nanoparticles both possess a permanent electric polarization and provide strong director anchoring on the particle surface. Such suspensions are sometimes known as Filled Liquid Crystals. Our calculations suggest, in qualitative agreement with experiment, that filling the nematic liquid crystal with ferroelectric nanoparticles can significantly decrease the electric Frederiks transition threshold field.
1542-1406
603-608
Reshetnyak, V.Yu.
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Shelestiuk, S.M.
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Sluckin, T.J.
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Reshetnyak, V.Yu.
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Shelestiuk, S.M.
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Sluckin, T.J.
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Reshetnyak, V.Yu., Shelestiuk, S.M. and Sluckin, T.J. (2006) Fredericksz transition threshold in nematic liquid crystals filled with ferroelectric nano-particles. Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals, 454, 603-608. (doi:10.1080/15421400600654108).

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A key liquid crystalline property for electro-optic applications is the Frederiks threshold electric field. There has been recent experimental interest in liquid crystal-based colloidal suspensions in which the colloidal nanoparticles both possess a permanent electric polarization and provide strong director anchoring on the particle surface. Such suspensions are sometimes known as Filled Liquid Crystals. Our calculations suggest, in qualitative agreement with experiment, that filling the nematic liquid crystal with ferroelectric nanoparticles can significantly decrease the electric Frederiks transition threshold field.

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Published date: 2006

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Local EPrints ID: 39560
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/39560
ISSN: 1542-1406
PURE UUID: f2a6b888-c28a-4e40-ae12-e8d00369efba
ORCID for T.J. Sluckin: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-9163-0061

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Date deposited: 29 Jun 2006
Last modified: 27 Apr 2022 01:32

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Author: V.Yu. Reshetnyak
Author: S.M. Shelestiuk
Author: T.J. Sluckin ORCID iD

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