Super-twist generation and instabilities in photosensitive liquid crystal cells

I. Jánossy, T. Tóth-Katona, T. Kósa, L. Sukhomlinova

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In planar nematic liquid crystals cells twist deformation was generated through photoalignment. By increasing the twist angle gradually, supertwisted cells were constructed in the range of 2π–3π twist angle. The supertwist relaxed through the formation of either π or 2π inversion loops, depending on the character of the photosensitive substrate. The difference in the relaxation process can be related to the zenithal anchoring strength on the photosensitive plate.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)177-181
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Molecular Liquids
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2018



  • Inversion walls
  • Nematic liquid crystals
  • Photoalignment
  • Supertwist

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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