Abbreviated Journal Title
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.
Jeong, Seok Jin; Sureshkumar, Palanivelu; Jeong, Kwang-Un; Srivastava, Anoop K.; Lee, Seung Hee; Jeong, Seok Ho; Lee, Young Hee; University of Central Florida; and Wu, Shin-Tson, "Unusual double four-lobe textures generated by the motion of carbon nanotubes in a nematic liquid crystal" (2007). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 7268.