Interest in thin films of PZT lead zirconium titanate PbZr0.47Ti0.53O3 has increased because of theirpotential applications. For instance, the insertion of PZT in asymmetric nematic liquid crystal cellsinduces a rectified electro-optical response similar to that observed in such cells because of theinsertion of metal oxide layers with ionic conductivity. In the present work several PZT films havebeen investigated, obtained by different thermal treatments after sol-gel synthesis and spin coatingdeposition. The observed rectifying effect, due to the insertion of PZT films in asymmetric liquidcrystal cells, has been attributed to the presence of an internal field made from the reorientation ofnanodomains of PZT. The presence of such internal fields is demonstrated and an estimation of it isgiven. Moreover, asymmetric nematic liquid crystal cells made with PZT films show considerableimprovements in both contrast and response time.
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|Titolo:||Asymmetric nematic liquid crystal cells containing lead zirconium titanate (PZT) films|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2007|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|