Observation of a bubble texture at the cholesteric to homeotropic-nematic transition in a confined chiral nematic liquid crystal

C. Carboni, Afaf Al-Lawati, A. K. George, S. H. Al-Hartki, Muataz Al Barwani

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Abstract

A new texture is observed in a frustrated chiral nematic liquid crystal confined in a cell treated to induce homeotropic alignment. The texture is observed only in a narrow range of values of the confinement parameter close to the critical value for the change over between the homeotropic and the helical texture.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalMolecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals
Volume410
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2004
EventProceedings of the 19th International Liquid Crystal Conference, ILCC2002 - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: Jun 30 2002Jul 5 2002

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Nematic liquid crystals
bubbles
textures
Textures
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alignment
cells

Keywords

  • Bubble domains
  • Chiral nematic
  • Cholesteric
  • Frustration
  • Soliton

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Observation of a bubble texture at the cholesteric to homeotropic-nematic transition in a confined chiral nematic liquid crystal. / Carboni, C.; Al-Lawati, Afaf; George, A. K.; Al-Hartki, S. H.; Al Barwani, Muataz.

In: Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals, Vol. 410, 01.12.2004.

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