Bent core nematics as optical gratings

Nándor Éber, Ying Xiang, Ágnes Buka

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The possibilities to induce regular, stationary stripe patterns with easily controllable wavenumber have been investigated with the aim to apply them in optical devices as gratings. Several, electric field induced phenomena have been studied on three members of a homologous series of a bent core nematic. Pattern morphologies, threshold voltages and wave numbers have been determined. Temporal evolution and switching dynamics have been analyzed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)436-444
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Molecular Liquids
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2018


  • Flexoelectricity
  • Liquid crystals
  • Optical grating
  • Pattern formation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Spectroscopy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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