Journal of Applied Physics
X-ray diffraction study of smectic-C* layer orientation in surface stabilized cells filled with fluorinated ferroelectric liquid crystals show chevron layer structure. The chevrons remain unperturbed up to a field of 12.5 x 10(6) V/m while optical observations suggest uniform switching at low fields, and nucleation and growth mediated switching at high-field strengths.
Chen, Li; Kumar, Satyendra; Tristani-Kendra, Miguel; and Janulis, Eugene P. (1992). Smectic Layer Orientation During Switching of Surface Stabilized Cells Filled With Fluorinated Ferroelectric Liquid-Crystals. Journal of Applied Physics 71(2), 664-669. doi: 10.1063/1.351352 Retrieved from http://digitalcommons.kent.edu/phypubs/60