Unusual double four-lobe textures generated by the motion of carbon nanotubes in a nematic liquid crystal
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ELECTROOPTICAL PROPERTIES; NANOSOLIDS; FIELD; CELL; Optics
Unusual double four-lobe nematic liquid crystal (LC) textures were observed in the carbon nanotube (CNT)-doped nematic LC under electric field. Through the electro-optical studies in a wide range of vertical electric fields in the direction of the long axis of the LC molecules, it was realized that the double four-lobe nematic LC textures were formed in the range of 120 to 160 V-rms at 1 Hz. The formation of these unusual double four-lobe nematic LC textures could originate from the electric field-induced movement of CNTs and the subsequently frustrated reorientation of LCs. (c) 2007 Optical Society of America.
"Unusual double four-lobe textures generated by the motion of carbon nanotubes in a nematic liquid crystal" (2007). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 7268.