Chapter 11: Polymer-stabilized Antiferroelectric Liquid Crystals and Their Applications
Published:03 Jan 2019
An introduction to antiferroelectric phases and their properties is given, before describing in detail the effects of polymer stabilization on this phase, which is a contender to ferroelectric liquid crystals in displays and optical light shutters. The effects of polymer stabilization under various different applied electric field conditions, and the resulting electro-optic behavior is summarized and demonstrated, as are the effects on a variety of important material parameters. With respect to applications, the generation of grayscale responses from electric addressing field sequences is discussed.