Thermo-optical and electro-optical response of binary mixture of liquid crystalline materials

Author(s): T.N.Govindaiah

We report the results of our studies on the optical, thermal and elctrooptical properties of binarymixture of cholesteric and nematic compounds: namely, p-butoxybenzylidene, p-heptylaniline (BBHA) and cholesteryl nanonate (CN). The mixture exhibits very interesting twisted grain boundary (TGB) phase and re-entrant smectic-C (ReSmC) phases sequentially when they are cooled from its isotropic melt. Optical and electro-optical studies have been discussed.

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