14 December 1999 Switching behavior of antiferroelectric liquid-crystalline mixtures
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Proceedings Volume 4017, Polymers and Liquid Crystals; (1999) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.373704
Event: International Conference on Dielectric and Related Phenomena '98, 1998, Szczyrk, Poland
Abstract
Results of investigations of the switching phenomenon in antiferroelectric liquid crystals are presented. Mixtures possessing the smectic C*A phase in very broad temperature range, including the room temperature, were investigated. The influence of several experimental conditions on switching phenomenon was studied. The switching process was detected using two independent methods. In the electrooptic method, the intensity of light passing the sample placed between crossed polarizers was registered. In the second method the current flowing across the cell during the change of the polarization direction was measured. Both methods have given consistent results. The critical electric field strength needed for changing the polarization direction by 180 degrees has been determined as function of temperature, pulse shape and frequency. Two kinds of switching were observed. At low frequency of triangle-shaped of temperature, pulse shape and frequency. Two kinds of switching were observed. At low frequency of triangle-shaped voltage the switching between three stable states took place. At higher frequencies, or when the voltage has rectangular shape, we observed the switching between two ferroelectric states. A simple and accurate method of measurement of the threshold field for bistable switching is proposed.
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F. Goc, F. Goc, Wojciech Kuczynski, Wojciech Kuczynski, Roman S. Dabrowski, Roman S. Dabrowski, Barbara Stryla, Barbara Stryla, H. Gierszal, H. Gierszal, } "Switching behavior of antiferroelectric liquid-crystalline mixtures", Proc. SPIE 4017, Polymers and Liquid Crystals, (14 December 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.373704; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.373704
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