Photoinduced gliding of the surface director in azo-dye doped nematic liquid crystals

David Statman, Valerie Basore, Yusufu Sulai, Barbara Dunlap, István Jánossy

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We report photoinduced surface director gliding with azo dye-doped nematic liquid crystals. This gliding has the same characteristics as that induced by an applied magnetic field. Fast and slow dynamic regimes are observed, the latter fitting to a stretched exponential. In addition, the gliding demonstrates a 'sensitizing' effect for sequential measurements.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)33-38
Number of pages6
JournalLiquid Crystals
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2008


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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