標題: Molecular alignment and field-induced reorientation in a twisted nematic liquid crystal pi-cell
作者: Shih, WT
Huang, JY
光電工程學系
Department of Photonics
公開日期: 1-Oct-2002
摘要: A twisted nematic pi-cell has been studied by optical transmission measurement, polarized Fourier-transform infrared (pFTIR) absorption spectroscopy, and Raman spectroscopy. Our pFTIR results suggest that the LC molecules undergo a restricted rotation about the molecular long axis. The rise and decay times of the optical response were found to be 6 ms and 1.6 ms, respectively. The switching dynamics of the twisted pi-cell was also studied using time-resolved Raman spectroscopy. A normal mode associated with the C-H out-of-plane wag on the LC core was found to be enhanced after the electric field was switched off. Our data show that LC molecules in the twisted pi-cell do not rotate like a rigid molecule during the field-induced reorientation process. The methods employed in this study have yielded valuable information about LC alignment and field-induced reorientation with respect to functional group specificity.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11536/28482
ISSN: 0267-8292
期刊: LIQUID CRYSTALS
Volume: 29
Issue: 10
起始頁: 1283
結束頁: 1290
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