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Flexoelectricity and multi-dimensional structures for liquid crystal photonics

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The investigations carried out in this thesis involve the characterization and the manipulation of dielectric and flexoelectric phenomena in liquid crystalline systems. The first half of the thesis considers the flexoelectric effect in achiral and chiral nematic liquid crystals (LCs). These chapters demonstrate a new approach to measure the sum of the flexoelectric coefficients in achiral nematic LCs confined to hybrid aligned and planar-aligned geometries. The importance of ionic effects ...

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MPLS
Department:
Engineering Science
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University of Oxford
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Merck Chemicals Ltd More from this funder
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Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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