Anomalous uniform domain in a twisted nematic cell constructed from micropatterned surfaces.Atherton, Timothy J.
Evans, Stephen D.
We have discovered an optically uniform type of domain that occurs in twisted nematic (TN) cells that are constructed from substrates chemically patterned with stripes via microcontact printing of self-assembled monolayers; such domains do not occur in TN cells constructed from uniform substrates. In such a cell, the azimuthal anchoring at the substrates is due to the elastic anisotropy of the liq... read more
- Liquid crystals.
- Tufts University. Department of Physics and Astronomy.
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- T. J. Atherton , J. R. Sambles , J. P. Bramble , J. R. Henderson & S. D. Evans (2009) Anomalous uniform domain in a twisted nematic cell constructed from micropatterned surfaces, Liquid Crystals, 36:4, 353-358, DOI: 10.1080/02678290902898174. This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Liquid Crystals on 17 June 2009, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/02678290902898174.