Photoinduced orientational structures of nematic liquid crystal droplets in contact with polyimide coated surface

Sergey A. Shvetsov, Vladimir Yu Rudyak, Alexander V. Emelyanenko, Natalia I. Boiko, Yan Song Zhang, Jui Hsiang Liu, Alexei R. Khokhlov

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Orientational structure transitions due to a photoinduced surface anchoring modulation were achieved and investigated in the case of NLC microdroplets placed between glycerol and solid surface. The boundary conditions at NLC-glycerol varied under the light action on the dendromer dopant containing azobenzene terminal fragments. At the same time, the NLC had a strong planar anchoring with the polyimide treated substrate. Numerical simulation of the observed orientational structures in NLC microdroplets were carried out.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)222-228
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Molecular Liquids
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Oct 1


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • 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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