Title

Anchoring energy and cell gap effects on liquid crystal response time

Authors

Authors

X. Y. Nie; R. B. Lu; H. Q. Xianyu; T. X. Wu;S. T. Wu

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Abbreviated Journal Title

J. Appl. Phys.

Keywords

WALL INTERFACE; Physics, Applied

Abstract

The anchoring energy and cell gap effects on liquid crystal response time (tau(0)) is analyzed theoretically and validated experimentally. Analytical expressions are derived using two different approaches: effective cell gap and surface dynamic equation methods. Consistent results are deduced from these two approaches. A simplified equation tau(0)similar to d(x) also fits the experimental data well, where d is the liquid crystal cell gap and x is the exponent. Under two extreme (strong and weak) anchoring limits, the exponent x approaches 2 and 1, respectively. This information is helpful for optimizing liquid crystal devices for display applications. (c) 2007 American Institute of Physics.

Journal Title

Journal of Applied Physics

Volume

101

Issue/Number

10

Publication Date

1-1-2007

Document Type

Article

Language

English

First Page

5

WOS Identifier

WOS:000246891500010

ISSN

0021-8979

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