Observation of a bubble texture at the cholesteric to homeotropic-nematic transition in a confined chiral nematic liquid crystal

C. Carboni, Afaf Al-Lawati, A. K. George, S. H. Al-Hartki, M. Al-Barwani

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Abstract

A new texture is observed in a frustrated chiral nematic liquid crystal confined in a cell treated to induce homeotropic alignment. The texture is observed only in a narrow range of values of the confinement parameter close to the critical value for the change over between the homeotropic and the helical texture.

Original languageEnglish
JournalMolecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals
Volume410
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004

Keywords

  • Bubble domains
  • Chiral nematic
  • Cholesteric
  • Frustration
  • Soliton

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics

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