Anchoring and electro-optical dynamics of thin liquid crystalline films in a polyimide cell: experiment and theory.

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The surface-dependent anchoring and electro-optical (EO) dynamics of thin liquid crystalline films have been examined using Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy. A simple nematic liquid crystal, 4-n-pentyl-4'-cyanobiphenyl (5CB), is confined as 40, 50, and 390 nm thick films in nanocavities defined by gold interdigitated electrode arrays (IDEAs… (More)

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@article{Lee2006AnchoringAE, title={Anchoring and electro-optical dynamics of thin liquid crystalline films in a polyimide cell: experiment and theory.}, author={Lay Min Lee and Hye Jung Kwon and Joo H. Kang and Ralph G. Nuzzo and Kenneth S. Schweizer}, journal={The Journal of chemical physics}, year={2006}, volume={125 2}, pages={24705} }