Relaxation Method Simulation of Confined Polymer Dispersed Liquid Crystals in an External Field


Polymer dispersed liquid crystals (PDLC) are materials formed by nematic liquid crystals droplets with radii of a few hundred Å embedded in a polymer matrix. We discuss the use of relaxation methods for the study of the response of the director of a PDLC under the switching of an external electric field. We simulate the confining system by considering different boundary conditions at the droplet surface.

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Castro, J.J., Valladares, R.M. & Calles, A. Relaxation Method Simulation of Confined Polymer Dispersed Liquid Crystals in an External Field. MRS Online Proceedings Library 651, 931 (2000).

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