Publication Title

Applied Physics Letters

Publication Date

5-25-1992

Document Type

Article

DOI

10.1063/1.106900

Keywords

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Disciplines

Physics

Abstract

A new method is described to obtain homogeneous bookshelf textures in thin films of ferroelectric smectic C* material with short pitch and high P(s). The surfaces were coated with silane to obtain a homeotropic texture. The sample was realigned to a homogeneous bookshelf texture under simultaneous application of an electric field and shearing. The texture is stable and gives a very good contrast (approximately 80) under permanent drive condition.

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Copyright 1992 American Institute of Physics. This article may be downloaded for personal use only. Any other use requires prior permission of the author and the American Institute of Physics. The following article appeared in Appl. Phys. Lett. 60, 2622 (1992) and may be found at http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.106900


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