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The influence of chirality on the difference in flexoelectric coefficients investigated in uniform lying helix, Grandjean and twisted nematic structures

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Measurements of the difference in flexoelectric coefficients (e1 - e3), using the sign convention as originally defined by Meyer, are reported from three experiments employing the flexoelectro-optic effect in different geometries. The uniform lying helix (ULH) structure is used to measure the tilt angle of the liquid crystal director with respect to the helix axis for an applied electric field, in order to infer a value for (e1 - e3). Alternatively, measurements of the flexoelectric differenc...

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10.1080/02678290903233991

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University of Oxford
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MPLS
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Engineering Science
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Engineering Science
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Author
Journal:
LIQUID CRYSTALS
Volume:
36
Issue:
12
Pages:
1355-1364
Publication date:
2009-01-01
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EISSN:
1366-5855
ISSN:
0267-8292
Source identifiers:
62070
Language:
English
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2013-11-16

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