Approximate analytic solutions for the director profile of homogeneously aligned nematic liquid crystals

I. Abdulhalim, D. Menashe

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Abstract

Simple analytic solutions to the equations governing the nematic liquid crystal director profiles under an external voltage and arbitrary anchoring energy, taking into consideration the non-uniform field distribution, are presented. Exact numerical results are compared to the analytic solutions showing good agreement particularly for the case of strong anchoring. The usefulness of the approximate analytic solutions is remarkable for the quick design of liquid crystal devices and understanding the dependence of the optical response on voltage and material parameters.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)233-239
Number of pages7
JournalLiquid Crystals
Volume37
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Feb 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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