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

*Corresponding author for this work

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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
Pages (from-to)239/[767]-245/[773]
JournalMolecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals
Volume410
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 19th International Liquid Crystal Conference, ILCC2002 - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: Jun 30 2002Jul 5 2002

Keywords

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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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