The dynamics of the phase model of ferroelectric liquid crystals (FLCs) in thick free-standing films was studied by examining the electro-optic response. The obtained electro-optic spectra show good agreement with the theoretical spectra of permittivity predicted for a finite-size system along the helical axis by Kutnjak-Urbanc and Zeks. Both the relaxation time of the Goldstone mode and the helical pitch were slightly shorter than those reported in sandwich cells.
|Journal||Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics|
|Issue number||1 I|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 1 2001|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
- Statistics and Probability
- Condensed Matter Physics