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.
Journal of Applied Physics
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Chen, Li; Kumar, Satyendra; Tristani-Kendra, Miguel; 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 https://oaks.kent.edu/phypubs/60