Combined X-Ray and Fully Leaky Guided Mode Studies of the Smectic Layer and Optic Tensor Configuration in a Ferroelectric Liquid-Crystal Cell
Sambles, J. Roy
Richardson, Robert M.
University of Exeter; University of Bristol
Physical Review Letters
American Physical Society
X-ray scattering together with optical characterization using fully leaky guided modes have been used for the first time to study the same ferroelectric liquid-crystal cell. This enables direct calculation of an accurate cone and chevron description of the liquid-crystal director profile since the layer structure and optic tensor configuration are both well known.
B. Hodder, J. Roy Sambles, S. Jenkins, and R. M. Richardson, Physical Review Letters, Vol. 85, pp. 3181 - 3184 (2000). "Copyright © 2000 by the American Physical Society."
85 (15), pp. pp. 3181-3184