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Layer rotation mechanism in the chiral smectic C phase
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10.1063/1.2746410
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Schematics of layer rotation. (a) Practical bookshelf geometry of the SSFLC (Ref. 8) device and (b) molecular configuration after layer rotation by the application of asymmetric ac field. (AAC: asymmetric ac field.)

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Molecular configurations of layer rotation in . (a) Stable molecular configuration in , (b) driving force for layer rotation, and layer rotation (c) without molecular exchange between layers and (d) with new layer formation.

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FIG. 3.

(Color online) Energy level diagram of the phase in a SSFLC cell. (a) Switching in a small rectangular electric field. (b) Switching in a high rectangular electric field. Both (a) and (b) show symmetric switching.

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FIG. 4.

Tilt cone rotation modeling with asymmetric wave form: (a) asymmetric wave form and (b) switching behavior at each electric field strength.

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FIG. 5.

Tilt cone rotation modeling with asymmetric wave form: (a) asymmetric wave form and (b) director positions at different voltages (the electroclinic effect).

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Scitation: Layer rotation mechanism in the chiral smectic C phase
http://aip.metastore.ingenta.com/content/aip/journal/apl/90/23/10.1063/1.2746410
10.1063/1.2746410
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