Applied Physics Letters
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.
Jakli, Antal and Saupe, A. (1992). Method to Obtain Uniform Bookshelf Textures in Smectic C-Asterisk Liquid-Crystals. Applied Physics Letters 60(21), 2622-2624. doi: 10.1063/1.106900 Retrieved from http://digitalcommons.kent.edu/cpippubs/157