The effect of shearing on the phase retardation of banana liquid crystals

S. Goldbach-Aschemann, Th. Rasing, R. Achten, A.T.M. Marcelis, E.J.R. Sudhölter

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Abstract

The phase retardation of several banana type liquid crystals in their B1 and B2 phases is measured using a temperature controlled shear cell. In different phases the LC-cells are sheared to improve their order and the phase retardation before and after shearing is compared. It is shown that the phase retardation increases and the domain size enlarges as a result of shearing.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1539-1545
JournalMolecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals
Volume437
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005

Keywords

  • achiral molecules

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