Chapter 11: Polymer-stabilized Antiferroelectric Liquid Crystals and Their Applications
Book chapter, 2019
An introduction to antiferroelectric phases and their properties is given, before describing in detail the effects of polymer stabilization on this phase, which is a contender to ferroelectric liquid crystals in displays and optical light shutters. The effects of polymer stabilization under various different applied electric field conditions, and the resulting electro-optic behavior is summarized and demonstrated, as are the effects on a variety of important material parameters. With respect to applications, the generation of grayscale responses from electric addressing field sequences is discussed.