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Effect of azimuthal anchoring strength on stability in a bistable chiral splay nematic liquid crystal device.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics
Publication Date
Volume
70
Issue
4 Pt 1
Pages
41704–41704
Identifiers
PMID: 15600422
Source
Medline
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Abstract

The stabilization of the metastable 180 degrees twist state in a bistable chiral splay nematic liquid crystal device is studied. The stability of the metastable 180 degrees twist state is explained using the azimuthal anchoring strength, which is a function of the twist elastic constant and the cell gap. A stable 180 degrees twist state as well as the permanent retention time can be obtained by increasing the anchoring energy above a certain threshold.

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