Switching and defect dynamics in multistable liquid crystal devices

A. Tiribocchi, G. Gonnella, D. Marenduzzo, E. Orlandini

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Abstract

We investigate the switching dynamics of multistable nematic liquid crystal devices. In particular, we identify a remarkably simple two-dimensional device which exploits hybrid alignment at the surfaces to yield a bistable response. We also consider a three-dimensional tristable nematic device with patterned anchoring, recently implemented in practice, and discuss how the director and disclination patterns change during switching. (C) 2010 American Institute of Physics. [doi:10.1063/1.3496472]

Original languageEnglish
Article number143505
Pages (from-to)-
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume97
Issue number14
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 4 Oct 2010

Keywords

  • DISPLAY
  • HYDRODYNAMICS
  • ALIGNMENT

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